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Veterans' Roundtable presents, shares ideas for making a "veteran-friendly" state

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.

Nyman urges all veterans and their families--and even those who simply support veterans--to participate and share their opinions. You can contact him by phone at 620-794-0744, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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