'Stand Down': Mom Honors Soldier Son
Jill Millard Helps Coordinate Clothing For Homeless Veterans
Millard is the clothes coordinator for the annual Stand Down event in Balboa Park for homeless veterans. It's a task she took on three years ago -- a year after her youngest son, Gregory, was killed in Iraq.
"You know, you see all these guys and I still get emotional; I can see what Gregory might have gone through had he come home from combat," said Millard.
Before the three-day event is over, more than 900 veterans will come through the clothing tent and come away with a set of clothes and jackets and shoes.
"We have courts that run here, so they will be able to come in and pick out a suit or clean shirt and slacks so they can appear before the judge," she said.
"I love working with veterans, and I guess I'm selfish because this is partly for me because it does make me feel good," said Millard. read more>>>