Each year we need over 300 volunteers to make the Stand Down event run smoothly.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the 2024 Operation Stand Down event. Volunteer sign-ups will open February 16, 2024.
A note about the Stand Down
Wow, what a weekend! I have to share this with you about the Stand Down as personal journey for me. God is so Good and answers prayers. After Retiring I was looking for new directions. Although comfortable in retirement, I felt a real hole. Over the years I used my business job, duty in the USAF Reserve and family as an excuse to not get engaged serving others. I was just too busy and my calendar was full. After retiring last year the excuses of being too busy were washed away and replaced with a quiet voice came that said: 'Jim it is time for you to give back for your blessings over the past 40 years. Take your what every your Time, Talent and Treasures are and just start serving and turn it over to God for results. Stand Down this year was a life changing process for me over the last many months. I was really blessed by all of you and feel refreshed though "bone tired".
Thank all of you for allowing me the opportunity to work with you to serve those that served us, the Veteran's.
Jim, Veteran/Volunteer from Pasco County