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The members of Fresno-Yosemite Chapter eagerly look forward to the first meeting of the fall.  Time to catch up after the summer break and start working on various projects.  The 25th annual veteran's "Stand Down" takes place in September. Stand Down is a collaborative effort between most of the local veteran organizations and the VA. They provide food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.  Their motto is “Support our local heroes with a hand up, not a handout.”  Our chapter helps by collecting and donating new underwear, t-shirts and socks, towels and washcloths, gently-used men's clothing, and canned goods for their food pantry.

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In October, Fresno-Yosemite Chapter shares an information booth at the Fresno Fair with members of other historical and lineage organizations.  Our scholarship fund-raising quilt will be on display and our members will talk to the public and pass out information about NSDAR.  In November, our chapter takes part in the annual Veterans Day Parade (one of the largest in the West) which is televised world-wide on the military channel.  Many of our members wear colonial costume or other patriotic attire while walking in the parade and passing out thousands of flags to veterans and spectators.