It is inspiring to read of the magnificent work that nonprofit organizations are doing the length and breadth of this great country to ease the difficulties that so many returning veterans experience. Our servicemen and servicewomen need and deserve the very best we can give them in order to return to take their rightful place as proud citizens of this nation. Too often veterans – the veterans of Vietnam, and now the veterans of Iraq and of Afghanistan – have faced the twin spectres of homelessness and prison. These men and women are true American heroes; they have been deployed to countries far from our own; they have fought for our precious values of freedom and democracy; they have returned, sometimes with shattered limbs and shattered minds, to a nation too eager to forget them and their families. Only now it seems can we see the truly remarkable work of the nonprofit organizations which are doing so much to rebuild lives and minds and careers.