Yesterday marked the opening day for the new veterans center out station in Huntingburg.
The new center is located in the back of the Scherer Family Medical Building just off of Highway 231. The out station will be caring for any veteran in the area that has earned a campaign medal in any war from World War II to the war on terrorism.
The goal of this new center is to do whatever it takes to help veterans make the adjustment back into civilian life.
The out station center took years to become a reality. James League, readjustment counselor and social worker for the Veterans Administration, says it took a lot of hard work to open up a veterans center in Huntingburg.
The veterans center out station will be open on Tuesdays from noon until six pm. League says he hopes to see six veterans per day and anywhere from twenty four to thirty veterans in a month.
League also hopes to expand services to group sessions ranging from six to eight veterans. He says this new center is a great foundation for the future of the community.
League also points out that the Huntingburg out station makes the location easily accessible to veterans in the community and surrounding counties.