Franklin’s American Legion Post 108 held a free medical clinic to provide area veterans and their families with information about health care opportunities in the region.
Nineteen vendors, some of whom traveled all the way from Asheville, volunteered their Saturday to visit with Macon County veterans and answer any questions they could about their respective areas of expertise.
Donna Alexander, a rural health nurse from the V.A. Hospital in Asheville was on hand to assist veterans in enrolling in the hospital’s program and to answer questions regarding benefits and hospital procedures. “We just want to make it as easy as possible for veterans to get the health care and benefits they deserve,” said Alexander.