ALBANY, N.Y. - "You don't know what to expect when you come home. You know you're probably going to be changed as a person," said Veteran Joel Abelove.
Re-adjusting to civilian life is a challenge for many veterans.
"I think it's absolutely essential that as our veterans return home, they don't leave one battlefield to enter another," said Congressman Paul Tonko.
Albany Law School's student-run Veterans’ Service Day has helped more than 200 veterans in the past two years by providing free legal services for them and their families.
Joshua Bennett, who is a Veteran and an Albany Law Student, said "We're lucky enough to have a pretty wide attorney base that we pull from."
Many organizations at the event gave counseling, financial services, education consulting, employment assistance, and therapeutic animal services.
"It's helped me especially today alone taking a weight off my shoulders, I don't have to worry about that," added Jim Ader, who is also a Veteran.
Congressman Paul Tonko spoke at the event saying the veterans' service to the country is undeniable.
"They shouldn't battle for employment and education and healthcare and housing," said Tonko.