Local agency hosts cookout for veterans

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- The Sonny Montgomery Veterans Clinic in Meridian hosted an informational cookout for local vets Friday.

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The clinic is the second largest facility in the state of its kind, but employees there say a lot of people don't know it's here in Meridian.

Medical Director David Walker spoke to veterans on the importance of taking advantage of having their own facility.

"We go where the veterans are so everybody doesn't have to go to Jackson for primary care," said Walker. "We're in the community."

"With my illness, a lot of driving is not good for me," said veteran Kenney Wooten. "A local clinic is very good for me."

Next week we'll have a full report on the veterans event during our Military Matters segment.