Hundreds of veterans from around The State of Washington will be in Yakima this week.

The State Veterans of Foreign Wars convention is being held in Yakima Today through Saturday at the Yakima Convention Center. Carolyn Hope with VFW Ladies Auxiliary of the Yakima VFW Post 379 says many of the vets are aging and in need of good health care. “Our national representatives will be at the convention talking to vets about the benefits they’re often promised in Washington D.C.”

The State VFW convention starts Today and continues through Saturday at the Yakima Convention Center. More than 7 hundred VFW members are expected to attend.