Disabled veterans served their country proudly, and this weekend, a special event helps them in more ways than one.
The Kearney Armed Forces Readiness Center acts as a temporary grocery store during the 3rd annual National Guard commissary sale.
This tax exempt sale lets disabled vets from the Western part of the state not only stock up on groceries, but get services not as easily obtained past Lincoln or Omaha, helping everyone in the process.
"For me, it's like a vacation because it's completely different from what I actually do in the office. I get to actually mingle around, see the people, talk to the people, let them know what benefits they still do have," said Family Program officer Sgt. Faymeen Mumtaz. "If they need anything, they know who to call and where to do if they have serious issues."
"If you meet that category then this is a big help for those of us who gave that to our country." said Kearney veteran Rance Hall.
Veterans have to follow guidelines to be able to utilize this service. Saturday was the last day of the two day commissary sale and the last for the year.
REPORTER'S NOTES: More information on next year's commissary sale will be found at www.neguard.com.