Military Life

Columbia and Boone County are home to 10,702 veterans and the community has a number of support services available to meet the needs of that population. In addition to the top-rated Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, the city is home to a slew of VFW and American Legion groups and an emergency and transitional shelter for veterans that includes support services for veterans and their families. Columbia also shows its appreciation to those who have served through Central Missouri Honor Flight and the Memorial Day Salute to Veterans.