Supervisors Endorse Gold Country Veterans Stand Down
For immediate release
July 11, 2014
Contact: Mike Fitch at 530-886-4515
The Placer County Board of Supervisors endorsed the 2014 Gold Country Veterans Stand Down Tuesday while thanking veterans for their service and sacrifices on behalf of the United States.
The Stand Down will be held Sept. 16-18 at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville. The event is designed to provide a one-stop location for veterans to get the resources, materials and contacts they need.
"I'm very proud to be a part of this," said board Chairman Jack Duran after reading a resolution expressing the board's support for the Stand Down and thanking veterans for their service.
In a report to his board colleagues, Chairman Duran noted that the Gold Country Stand Down will be open to veterans from Placer County and neighboring counties. It is sponsored by the Gold Country Chaplaincy.
President William Hart of Gold Country Stand Down addressed the board, noting that dozens of organizations and many volunteers help put on the event.
He said this year's Stand Down will primarily focus on homeless and at-risk veterans, but emphasized that all veterans and their families are invited to attend for access to any services they need.
In his memo, Chairman Duran noted that the term "stand down" originated with the military, describing efforts to give battle-weary soldiers opportunities to gather in relatively safe and secure environments while they rest, recover and take care of other essential needs.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesBlind Attorney Becomes National AdvocateBlind from birth, Chris Danielson is director of public relations for the 50,000-member National Federation of the Blind
Rocklin Crime Report Digest Update (8-1-15)Weekly crime report digest report update from Rocklin PD
California Fires Update Summary (8.1.15)California Fire Updates 2015: Nearly 9,000 firefighters are battling 24 large fires across California
Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015 IntroducedCongressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV) introduced legislation to address catastrophic wildfire and invasive species threats
Roseville Location for New Placer County Assessor's OfficeRoseville, CA - To better meet the needs of the public, the Placer County Assessor's Office is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office, located at 10810 Justice Center Drive
California Fires Update Summary (7.31.15)California Fire Updates 2015: Today, 8,000 firefighters are battling 18 large wildfires in California, including several that are on the National Forest and nearing full containment.
Placer Valley Sports Complex: Who's Designing It?Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc. has reached its first major milestone in the building and development of its brand new, state-of-the-art Regional Sports Complex in Roseville.
25 Year Old Arrested as Arson SuspectThe Placer County Sheriff's Office arrested David Petrashishen, 25 for arson following Sunday's fire in Elverta.
California Statewide Fire Summary (7.30.15)California Fire Updates 2015: Yesterday afternoon and evening fire activity in Northern California significantly increased as temperatures hit the triple digits and the winds became very gusty.
Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.30.15)Roseville, CA - Weekly crime report digest update for Roseville, July 30, 2015.
State Moonlights as SlumlordIf a recent study to determine the safety of 29 state-owned buildings tells us anything, it's that the state is a terrible landlord
Community Foundations Fund Senior Nutrition ProgramsAuburn, CA - Thanks to additional funding, Seniors First will soon expand a program established to provide homebound seniors with hot meals and daily social interaction
NEWS: In Case You Missed It