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      National veterans event coming to Myrtle Beach

      Officials at the announcement of Operation Stand Down coming to Myrtle Beach.

      Myrtle Beach will be hosting a stand down event for veterans.

      Nonprofit groups are announcing Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. that Stand Down at the Beach will be held September 19 at the U.S. Army Reserve building. Organizers say they hope to provide services and information to an estimated 100 homeless veterans during the event.

      It's part of a national program that began in 1988 in San Diego to help veterans with housing, jobs and other services.