Veterans learn about services available to them

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - St.Bernards Auditorium in Jonesboro was filled with veterans from all over Region8 on Friday.

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

Vermalene Smith is aCraighead County Veterans Service Officer and said this was the first time theyhave held this event.

"Our veterans are notaware 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 nocharge for our veterans.

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

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