MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The push continues for a way to better house some of the more than 80,000 veterans in the Memphis-Shelby County area.
Memphis city councilmen Edmund Ford and Frank Colvett have long been pushing for another home in the area. Friday they announced that a grant has been requested for a second home in Memphis.
Ford said the fact that our region has the highest number of retired veterans only underscores the need for the facility.
"We as a city can collaboratively say it's time for us to put our best step forward in supporting and appreciating our veterans," Ford said.
A 144-bed facility is located in Arlington, but the next closest home in almost 150 miles away.