|KMZU held a free breakfast for veterans during this week’s Carroll County Fair. More than 100 people turned out for sausage, eggs, biscuits and pancakes at the VFW Hall on the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Among those in attendance was Senator David Pearce, of Warrensburg. He said the Missouri legislature made great strides with programs related to veterans in the last session.
State Representative candidate Will Talbert, of Ray County, also stopped by for the free meal. He applauded the work of lawmakers on a bill that would strengthen and expand the Show-Me Heroes program, which was signed by Governor Jay Nixon about two weeks ago.
Carroll County Sheriff candidates Troy Hofstetter and Bob Barlow also made an appearance on Friday. Both men have prior military experience and said they enjoyed visiting with area veterans.
|The display Remembering Our Fallen grabbed attention during the Friday morning gathering. The exhibit is a traveling photo memorial honoring military personnel who have given their life in the War on Terror. The display is open to the public at VFW Post 1773 through Sunday, July 15th.|
|VFW Veterans Service information officer Jim Rippy was also on hand to share information regarding military benefits. Rippy says there’s a wide variety of assistance available for those who have served their country. Examples include ringing and hearing loss, agent orange for Vietnam veterans, exposure to cold weather in Europe and Korea, pensions for surviving spouses, in-home care, and many others.|