HEMPSTEAD - Hundreds of veterans who have had a difficult time making the transition home from war received some help today during the 14th annual Veterans Stand Down event in Hempstead.

The summer stand down was hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, which partnered with the United Veterans Organization and County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) to help those in need after making sacrifices for their country.

The event provided the group with everything from food and clothes, to job counseling, medical help and housing assistance.