COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus held a town hall meeting the day after Veterans Day to find out the needs of local veterans.
The event was held at the Colonel Robert B. Nett--VFW Memorial Post, which is located inside the Covenant Woods Retirement Community off of Woodruff Farm Road in Columbus.
The meeting gave those in attendance an opportunity to voice their concerns about issues that veterans are currently tackling.
Some of those issues included a discussion about medical insurance for veterans and what can be done to improve it.
Another topic that came up was the distance some vets have to travel to get medical attention.
Congressman Sanford Bishop was there to take their questions and offer some advice.
"Veterans are the ones who paid the price for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country," Bishop said. "They're servants, they served and they sacrificed and that service and that sacrifice is why we have the greatest country on the face of the earth."
After taking questions from the audience, Bishop received an award for his service to the VFW.
Several staff members of Covenant Woods were also presented with awards as well.