Photos from the 2011 Homeless Veteran Stand Down at Biloxi Mississippi

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Updated photos replace previously posted flier notification of the September, 2011 Homeless Vet Stand Down. 

I was privileged to attend this event as a volunteer. I really did not do much but served as a runner for other volunteers needing things. In between times, I got a few photos of the scene and willing participants.

It was my honor to be in place to chat with some of these vets, and with some of those who serve the veterans as well.

It can amusing to be myself sometimes. Because I hang out with my camera getting some video, photos--and chat with anyone in my range; some people assume I am someone of influence. (Ha-Ha).

One particularly interesting conversation I had was with an enthusiastic client who was very pleased with services at the Gulf Coast VA. He insisted that I know and spread the word. The particulars of the conversation eluded me by the time I was able to write anything down--so, please, if you are a Social Worker or anyone who serves the Veterans from the Biloxi location--you ARE appreciated! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

  

 

I have discovered homeless sleeping at the piers in several of my recent early morning walks. I actually spoke with one of the "Pier Residents" who is also a veteran. 

 South Mississippi is blessed to have Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Naval Construction Battalion Center/20th Seabee Readiness Group, and the Air National Guard in Gulfport. Camp Shelby, near Hattiesburg, MS is approx 65 miles or an hour and 15 minutes from the MGC (Mississippi Gulf Coast)

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Suzie , Hafve not seen your posts for a while . Maybe I mam just missing them. In any event thank you for ths post and thye important point for vets you make

Oct 02, 2011 07:22 AM #1
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Thank you, Charlie. I do not post much because I put my license on inactive. However for events or circumstances that are important, I come out. It is nice to hear from you.

Oct 02, 2011 08:49 AM #2
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Suzie

We owe all out vets a world of gratitude and to make sure they are always taken care of.

Dec 29, 2011 02:35 PM #3
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Tom, I agree with you. By the way, this Stand Down was super. Seeing people donate their time and work together for the good of another group certainly strengthens my "Proud to be an American".

Dec 29, 2011 04:39 PM #4
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I blessed 2012 with reactivating my license. I owe much thanks to fellow broker, Bob Usey, for encouraging me.

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Thank you Suzi, for the updated photos. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

We need to help our veterans every way we can. They fought for our freedom, that's the least we can do.

Thank you for sharing.

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