They've served our country and now the government is trying to give back to Missouri's former armed service members.
Veterans service officers set up camp today at the Northview Community Center in Springfield to speak with men and women no longer in the line of duty.
Veterans were provided counseling on everything from healthcare and homeloans to educational services and retirement plans.
The event hosted by VFW Post 963 helps former troops and the state as a whole.
Veteran Lance Cpl. Joe Lopez says, "things like this, I find a lot of information. There are more people taking care of you and you get everything you need."
Veterans Service Officer Wil Dailey says, "It's important for the state of Missouri because the more money veterans recieve from the veterans administration, the better the economy is going to be"
Organizers say Missouri used to rank among the nation's lowest in veterans bennefits, but because of events like today's the state has moved to 24th in the U.S.