Several Story County residents participated in "Veterans Day on the Hill" at the Iowa Statehouse on Wednesday. A number watched Ames Senator Herman Quirmbach chair a subcommittee, which unanimously supported the Iowa Military Pension Tax Exemption. The legislation, which Governor Terry Branstad added to his Home Base Initiative, is intended to help attract military retirees to Iowa. From left to right: Brett McLain, director of Story County Veterans Affairs; Jim Demarest of Ames, the state commander of the American Legion; Quirmbach and Tim McLaughlin of Nevada, vice commander for District 6.