Many people don't know that Veteran's do not receive a dental coverage through the VA (Veteran's Administration) unless they are 100% disabled through the VA system. That is why it is important to aid Vets of all wars at events that are already happening. Events such as a Stand-Down. At a Stand-Down, veterans converge on the area event that is broadcast by the VA and local veteran's organizations to provide free services for the day. Many of the services include donations for a free meal, hair-cut, clothing, medical screening, dental screening and more. These Stand-Down's fill a big void for veteran's that are homeless or need assistance for various reasons. Many Vets are affected the rest of their lives from the trauma from war to become physically and/or psychologically hindered. So these events help them so they can feel a sense of belonging with fellow vets again and it is what they deserve for protecting our Nation.
The Next Stand-Down event is in Sandpoint, ID at the fairgrounds starting at 8am on June 18th, 2011. There will be shuttles to get vets to the dental facility in Sandpoint for screenings and a potential extraction as needed. The next Stand-Down event will be in Post Falls, ID at the American Legion Hall in September, 2011. Date will be published for that one.
Tell your Veteran buddies or volunteer to help out.
Justin P. Rader, DDS
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