Master Sgt. Jacob Kandel of Alpha Company, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Ohio Army National Guard, assists Rocky Boots with fitting more than 400 homeless veterans with new boots Oct. 22, 2013, during the Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Columbus, Ohio. For nearly 20 years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other governmental and community organizations have hosted the collaborative event offering services to homeless veterans such as a hot meals, haircuts, clothing, health screenings, benefits counseling and referrals for housing, legal issues, employment and substance abuse treatment. (Photo by Stephanie Knight, Rocky Brands Inc.)