Area veterans invited to town hall meeting Wednesday evening

The next couple of weeks are going to be important to area veterans. VA Public Affairs Officer Pete Scoville is urging all veterans in, and around, Bartholomew County to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening in Columbus.

Scoville says that the meeting, set for Wednesday night at Columbus City Hall, will be to discuss the opening of the new Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury. He says that the while the Atterbury facility isn’t a “full-service” VA medical center, it is still a valuable resource for area veterans. Scoville added that he thinks that this clinic will help to ease the minds of a number of veterans be reducing their driving times. He says that many vets from this area have to drive to Indianapolis, Bloomington, Louisville or Cincinnati to receive medical care. As for the clinic at Atterbury, Scoville says that a formal dedication ceremony is scheduled for March 30th at Camp Atterbury.

Scoville is urging all area veterans, as well as their families, to attend Wednesday night’s meeting at Columbus City Hall. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. inside of council chambers.