- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Homeless veterans are getting clothing, toiletries, haircuts and hot meals at the annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Denver.

The Department of Veterans Affairs event, now in its 24th year, is taking place at the Colorado Army National Guard Armory Thursday.

Veterans can also get medical screenings as well as counseling on benefits available through the VA.

A survey found that there are currently about 750 homeless veterans living in Colorado, with about 40 percent of them in Denver.

The Stand Down event takes its name from the military term for temporarily stopping military action to focus on one issue.

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