US Senator John Boozman's staff presented four veterans and/or their families with medals earned while serving in the military.
Some medals were replacements, others, such as the Bronze Star presented to Albert Morgan, were awarded for the first time.
Over the course of four years, Fort Smith, a Class I city, has prioritized wellness and fitness and has spearheaded a fight against pressing health issues.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors, in collaboration with a number of nonprofits that includes Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority and 64.6 Downtown, formed objectives that have current and long-term value for the community.
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Board agreed to give 68 acres at Chaffee Crossing to the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education for trails to aid in the wellbeing of students and the community.
Mars PetCare, a long-standing industrial neighbor in Chaffee Crosisng, has been approved for $110 million in tax bonds through the City of Fort Smith.