Visually impaired veterans tour Kansas Statehouse

TOPEKA, Kans. (WIBW) The VA of Eastern Kansas sponsored an event on Tuesday that left a long lasting impact.

The Topeka and Leavenworth VA campuses partnered with The Kansas State Capitol to host a tour for veterans who are visually impaired.

Over 40 veterans were in attendance, some of who visited the Capitol for the first time.

"I'm glad to be here,” veteran Keith Sesek said, “It's the first time I've been at the Capitol, and I have been here since 1982."

The event aimed towards promoting the inclusion of individuals of all abilities in recreational activities.

"With the support of the staff that is here today and their family members, we’re going to be able to get them through the tour and to be able to be a part of it, even if they don't have much sight, at least they are here with everybody and just take part in something in the community,” said VA Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator, Dawn Clouse.

Veterans who attended the event also learned about the Kansas Commission for Veteran Affairs, as well as the state and federal benefits available to veterans who are visually impaired.