On Friday, September 22, 2017, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut participated at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs event, “Stand Down.” United States Attorney (“USA”) Deirdre M. Daly joined Sean M. Connolly, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, onstage to make informal remarks to those assembled. USA Daly shared her own family’s military history and thanked the veterans present for their service. USA Daly then explained her office’s role in supporting veterans and their families, introduced our volunteers who were present at the event, including First Assistant United States Attorney Michael Gustafson, and directed the audience to the servicemembers.gov website. Assistant United States Attorneys Natalie Elicker and Jessica Soufer, and Intake Specialist Cindy Gartland, hosted a table in the “legal services” section of the expo-style event, where they focused on informing veterans and servicemembers about their financial rights, voting rights, employment and reemployment rights, and protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Stand Down 2017 reached nearly 1000 veteran attendees and featured 100 service providers and organizations and 275 volunteers. This was the 25th year of Stand Down at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, and this year’s event featured more supportive service and programmatic providers in the areas of housing, healthcare, legal assistance, and employment, expanded hours of operation, and a new registration procedure to improve the experience for all veterans, staff, and volunteers.