Many local veterans were busy on this 9/11 anniversary getting things ready for Sacramento County's annual Stand Down.
Stand Down takes homeless vets off the streets for the weekend and provides resources to help them get back on their feet.
"We bring them in, get them meals, medical, dental, vision services," said Randy Smith, president of Sacramento Stand Down Association.
The event is in its 23rd year and is credited with saving the lives of those who sacrificed their own in the battlefield.
"Last year, three vets that were in our line coming in an intake the beginning morning literally had to be rushed to local area hospitals because they were in critical condition," said Smith.
Many of those who need assistance are younger vets coming out of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where they served multiple deployments.