Only a handful of people showed up for the veteran's roundtable at the American Legion Tuesday night, but those who did attend made their voices heard.
Drew Nyman, a wounded veteran and Emporia High graduate, hosted the roundtable in order to hear some ideas for improving veterans benefits in Kansas.
He says the goal is simple.
Local veteran Ron Whitney says he's happy that someone is taking action.
Some of the proposed ideas include reducing property taxes, incentives for employers who hire veterans, and providing more help for those suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues. The group decided to meet again within the next two weeks, and put together a more formal agenda, with the intention of taking it to the city commission--and further.