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Congressman helps local veterans access benefits

By Meredith Machen, mmachen@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 15 2013 04:52:57 PM CDT
CONGRESSMAN ROE
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Serving those who served us; that was the idea behind a special conference held in Kingsport Thursday.

A conference at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, hosted by Congressman Phil Roe (R- 1st District, Tennessee) offered a one-stop-shop at a look at the services offered to our local veterans.

Representatives were on hand to help veterans learn more about getting access to benefits like housing, employment, and education, and others.

"These young men and women go down on their own and sign up, and so I think their country owes them something and you can see today we're willing to give it back," said Congressman Roe.