Tri-City Veterans Meet In Pasco To Discuss Possible Veteran Center
PASCO, Wash. - Veterans from Benton and Franklin Counties met to discuss what it is going to take to open a veteran center in the Tri-Cities.
There were strong emotions as members of local veterans groups expressed their thoughts and concerns about the proposed project.
The President of the Benton Franklin Veterans Coalition Steve Prince said the biggest challenge of this project is getting all the various local veterans groups on the same page.
Tuesday night the manager of the Kittitas County Veteran Coalition, Bill Robins rode his motorcycle down to the Tri-Cities to explain how they got their veteran center open and what the local veterans in the Tri-Cities need to do.
Prince said, "We're capable of doing so much if we stay together, that's why we want to do this, that what this is all about."
Prince said he was happy to see so many people from various veteran groups at the meeting.
The proposed center would serve as a one-stop-shop for veterans looking for referrals and assistance.
Right now there are about 250,000 veterans living in the community.