Camp Hope

  • Homeless Navy veteran, Michael Herring, 59, who served in the Navy from 1987-1991, relocated to Miami six days ago from Atlanta only to find all of the shelters full. He has slept on benches in the city the past several nights and is very grateful to have a cot for the next few nights, food and showers and clean clothes thanks to Stand Down. Stand Down is a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, get medical attention, legal help, spiritual counseling, comradery, and many other areas of help. The tent city, known as, Camp Hope, is set up in the American Legion Post 29 in Miami and open to the veteran for Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless veteran, Joe Booker,53, ho served in the Marines, wears a green wristband identifying him as South Florida homeless veteran. Booker is participating in Stand Down, a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, that is giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, get medical attention, legal help, spiritual counseling, comradery, and many other areas of help. The tent city, known as, Camp Hope, is set up in the American Legion Post 29 in Miami and open to the veteran for Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Liliana Rodriguez (L) helps her boyfriend, homeless veteran, Steven Deasis,53, put new clothes and personal hygene supplies into a duffel bag supplioed by Stand Down. Stand Down, is a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, that is giving veterans who have fallen on hard times help over the Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Stand Down, a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, is giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, get medical attention, legal help, spiritual counseling, comradery, and many other areas of help. The tent city, known as, Camp Hope, is set up in the American Legion Post 29 in Miami and open to the veteran for Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless veteran, Luis Rodriguez, 52, who served in the Marines from 1980-1988, recently found shelter at the Salvation Army after living in on the streets of Miami. Over the Memorial Day weekends he is getting some assistance at Stand Down, a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area. Stand Down is giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets and get help over the Memorial Day Weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless veteran, Chris Bullock,52, who served in the Marines during the Persion Gulf War, laughs as he talks to fellow homeless Marine veteran,Luis Rodriguez,52 as they share a tent at Stand Down on Friday afternoon. The two are both currently staying at the Salvation Army, but are spending the weekend at Stand Down, a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, trying to get some extra assistance. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless Navy veteran, Michael Herring, 59, who served in the Navy from 1987-1991, relocated to Miami six days ago from Atlanta only to find all of the shelters full. He has slept on benches in the city the past several nights and is very grateful to have a cot for the next few nights, food and showers and clean clothes thanks to Stand Down. Stand Down is a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, get medical attention, legal help, spiritual counseling, comradery, and many other areas of help. The tent city, known as, Camp Hope, is set up in the American Legion Post 29 in Miami and open to the veteran for Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless Navy veteran, Michael Herring, 59, and homeless Army veteran, Michael Malichuk,65, were both grateful for a hot shower and new clothes Friday afternoon at Stand Down. Stand Down is a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, get medical attention, legal help, spiritual counseling, comradery, and many other areas of help. The tent city, known as, Camp Hope, is set up in the American Legion Post 29 in Miami and open to the veteran for Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless Navy veteran, Michael Herring, 59, laces up some new boots given to him at Stand Down Friday afternoon. Stand Down is a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, and get some services over the Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless Army veteran, Curtis Lockhart,53, has a laugh with fello veterans at Stand Down on Friday afternoon. Stand Down is a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area,and is giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets and get some much needed serives over the holiday weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Stand Down, a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, is giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, get medical attention, legal help, spiritual counseling, comradery, and many other areas of help. The tent city, known as, Camp Hope, is set up in the American Legion Post 29 in Miami and open to the veteran for Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless Navy veteran, Michael Herring, 59, who served in the Navy from 1987-1991, talks with U.S. Army Capt. Dino De La Hoya on Friday afternoon on his cot for the holiday weekend at Stand Down. Stand Down is a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, giving veterans who have fallen on hard times an opportunity to get off the streets, get medical attention, legal help, spiritual counseling, comradery, and many other areas of help. The tent city, known as, Camp Hope, is set up in the American Legion Post 29 in Miami and open to the veteran for Memorial Day weekend. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Homeless veteran, Chris Bullock,52, who served in the Marines during the Persion Gulf War, dries off after having a shower and putting on fresh clothes at Stand Down on Friday afternoon. Bullock who was on the streets of Miami but is currently staying at the Salvation Army, is spending the holiday weekend at Stand Down, a tent city for homeless veterans of the tri-county area, trying to get some extra assistance. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF