Once again in the early morning distant rumbling of motorcycles swept across the Valley of the Sun. Saturday September 21st marked the start of the 7th Annual Glendale Stand Up for Veterans at Glendale Community College. The Glendale Stand Up is held annually on behalf of Glendale Community College, Glendale Mayor, Jerry Weiers and other Glendale community members for veterans and their family members.
This event allows Veterans and their families to locate employment and a wide array of community resources that are important and sometimes critical to our returning Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen that are transitioning back into civilian life. On sight services included a meal, Hairdressers to provide haircuts, legal services, MVD services and some medical services.
Veterans IV Veterans was honored to provide a resource table this year, seeking not only Veterans but Active Military Servicemembers their Families who might be interested in applying for our 2nd Annual V IV V Christmas Adopt-a-Active/Veteran & Family! This year marks the third year that we were on hand to provide the manpower required to put on such events within our community for our veterans.
We had an extra surprise during the event in which we welcomed our newest members. To our youth program Adan Abbas and to our V IV V Association family, Ms. Teri Chapa who served with the Navy and was presented with her patch. We are thrilled to have these great people be a part of our organization.
We would like to express a special thank you to the Naval Sea Cadets who once again come out to provide more manpower to help in a variety of ways, such as transportation of Veterans, parking, bringing meals, water and assisting all the resource tables that required set up and tear down. Their time and assistance are very much needed and appreciated.
If you were unfortunate and missed this year’s event, do not worry. The Mayor's office is already talking about the 2020 Glendale Stand Up for Veterans and how we will be able to make the event even bigger and better than this year.
Thank you to everyone for your support and hard work to make this the best Stand Up for Veterans to date. It will make it a huge mission to surpass next year.