SAN DIEGO —
It’s not quite back to its original size, but the annual Operation Stand Down returned as a walk-in event Wednesday to provide clothes, housing opportunities, legal advice and other services to veterans in need.
Navy veteran John Byrd, 63, came away with a backpack and fresh clothes, but also something more.
“I got a sense of dignity back, and self-worth and purpose,” he said about the clothes that will replace the tattered t-shirt he wore to the event.
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