The national anthem set the tone Thursday for the opening of the Lancaster Barracks.
The barracks was once a condemned house on Fremont Street. Now completely rehabbed, it will house veterans in the Veterans Court program.
Veterans who commit certain crimes can avoid prison and live in the home, receive counseling, and pay a monthly to cover costs.
Seventy veterans are enrolled or have graduated from Veterans Court.
Each vet living in Lancaster Barracks instead of a prison cell saves taxpayers over $250,000 a year.