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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Homeless veterans can get medical aid, hot meals, clothing and other free help at the 22nd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown.

The event will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling.

The StandDown also provides hygiene kits, legal assistance, VA benefit information, haircuts and housing and employment assistance for homeless vets.

The first Veterans StandDown was held in San Diego in 1988. Today, StandDown events are held in nearly 100 locations nationwide each year.

Last year, the Minneapolis StandDown attracted nearly 900 veterans seeking services from 65 agencies.

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