Upon returning to civilian life, young veterans are committing suicide at an alarmingly high rate -- nearly three times that of active-duty troops.
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When we, as a town, as a state, as a nation, embrace our returning warriors and offer them the support of programs like "Hooves for Heroes," their lives change in profound ways. I know because it happened to me.
Goodwill fills a special need because it serves veterans who may feel shunned or misunderstood by other employment programs.
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