Two events in September will give special attention to local veterans.
The third annual Central Valley Women Veterans Stand Up event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. The 25th Central Valley Veterans Stand Down event is planned for Sept. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Both events will take place at The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8900, 3585 N. Blythe Ave., Fresno.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is the keynote speaker at the Stand Up event, where women veterans will enjoy a continental breakfast and break-out sessions on topics related to women veterans. A free day at the spa is also on the to-do list.
The Stand Down event will give veterans access to community resources, haircuts, hot meals, clothing and educational and employment opportunities.