The 2023 Veterans Stand Down conducted by the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is in early planning stages. Attendees and organizations looking to participate can find current details and ongoing information updates by clicking here


A Veteran must meet the criteria of the definition of veteran as defined in Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Section 27-103. 

  • “Veteran” means any person honorably discharged from, or released under honorable conditions from active service in the Armed Forces. 
  • Who is a current resident of this state or was a resident of this state at the time of enlistment or induction into the Armed Forces.