Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – VA estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Only eight percent of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly one-fifth of the homeless population are veterans.
Many of these troops will be sent to Afghanistan. It ain't over til it's over.
I fear it's only just begun.
I need to close that door I opened in error.