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Stand Down for Veterans


From the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

September 22nd – September 24th

STAND DOWN 2021 will begin with a kickoff ceremony on September 22nd, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. which will be broadcast live via social media from the CT DVA Auditorium at our Rocky Hill Campus.

Wednesday, September 22nd and Thursday September 23rd, there will be online webinars on a variety of Veteran programs, services and benefits conducted by the DVA, Federal VA, State & Federal agencies, and community providers.

On Friday September 24th there will be five regional Stand Down locations in Bridgeport, Danbury, Danielson, Norwich, and Rocky Hill. Veterans attending anyone of these locations will have access to a variety of in-person services, personal need items, vaccinations, legal services, medical screenings and meals to go provided by the DVA, Federal VA, Veteran Organizations, many other State & Federal agencies, and community providers.

Please register for the regional location closest to you.

Free bus transportation from designated locations will be provided courtesy of the CT Department of Transportation.

Bridgeport: Port 5 National Association of Navy Veterans, 69 Brewster Street

Danbury: Danbury War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive

Danielson: 742 Upper Maple Street

Norwich: Easter Seals Veterans Rally Point, 24 Stott Avenue

Rocky Hill: CT Department Of Veterans Affairs Rocky Hill Campus 287 West Street

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits through online webinars and at five regional sites across the State.

We hope this approach to Stand Down will help more Veterans across Connecticut connect with the programs and benefits they have earned.


The presentations offered on Wednesday & Thursday September 22nd & 23rd, will be approximately 1 hour long and will provide a comprehensive overview on various topics:

  • State Veterans Programs & Services
  • Federal VA Benefits
  • Social Services
  • Housing, Employment & Education etc.

If you are interested in attending the informational sessions, please select when registering. Prior to the presentations you will receive an email with presentation descriptions and directions on how to connect with the sessions you wish to attend.

For more information and to register go to:




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