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Veterans learn about services available to them

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - St. Bernards Auditorium in Jonesboro was filled with veterans from all over Region 8 on Friday.

Representatives from 42 different organizations were on hand to help veterans learn the many services available to them in an event called, "VA to Vets".

Vermalene Smith is a Craighead County Veterans Service Officer and said this was the first time they have held this event.

"Our veterans are not aware that there are services out here, where to go or who they can talk to," said Smith. "They think they have to pay for these services.  These services, these providers, is at no charge for our veterans.

Smith tells Region 8 News there are 8,000 veterans in Craighead County.

 

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