Stand Down 2010


11 years ago, my Grandpa held his first Stand Down to help out the local homeless and low-income veterans in his state. Vets can recieve clothing, sleeping bags, food boxes to help them get through the winter. They have helped 1750- 2500 Veterans and their families every year since. And they even opened a food pantry in their town to for the vets there. The “Stand Down” is a fun community service event, something the whole family gets together to put on every year.

So in our family….
It’s kinda a big deal. 🙂

Here are some fun photos.
(that my aunt so graciously let me steal off of her facebook because somebody forgot the camera.)


That is my Grandma and Grandpa, with most of us grandkids. (And of course, the 2 great grandkids- that’s Chazz- can ya find him??)


I love this one of him in his stroller. We were checking out a nearby playground.


What a goofy boy he has become! He just has to tounge everything.


Roman was “nomming” on Chazz’s toes after he pulled off and lost yet ANOTHER sock. Little Man is always taking his socks off! We’ve try everything to keep them on his little toesies, but the bugger always gets them off.


Overall, it was a fun (exhausting) weekend. Chazz got to meet some family he hadn’t yet. And of course, every one wanted to hold him, so my arm got a nice break, haha.

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  2. Jennifer Ryder
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 17:16:23

    I just wanted to say thank you to you and your family for participating in Stand Down. I’m glad that someone is watching out for the homeless vets and doing what they can. (My husband retired from the military in 1998. He was a stay at home dad for several years and then became a teacher full time in 2004, right when I lost my job.)
    Thank you again!
    Jen Ryder

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