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Veterans Gather For "Stand Down For Female Veterans" Event

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A group of women veterans gathered in Lansing Monday for a day of service and sisterhood.

Michigan's second annual "Stand Down For Female Veterans" offered help with things like housing, counseling, benefit applications and employment assistance. Organizers say female veterans are often overlooked in society and sometimes the veterans don't know about all the servicse they are eligible for.

Monday's event was meant to change that and honor the women who risked their lives in the name of freedom.

"It's always been hard, but thank God we're standing here today. We were able to get a lot out of this effort here in Lansing today. So we thank Lansing for sponsoring the stand down, and we thank every agency represented here for supporting us," said Melinda Adams, U.S. Army Veteran.

The event was organized by the Michigan Branch of Volunteers of America.

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