11/11/2014 09:39 am ET Updated Nov 11, 2014

When Veterans Are Vulnerable

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Veterans Day is a good occasion to focus our attention on those who have served their country and now need our help in return. I recently attended the Veterans Housing Convening sponsored by the National Housing Conference, where I was fortunate enough to learn more about the problems facing vulnerable veterans.

The United States owes much to our veterans for the sacrifices they have made to preserve our freedoms and way of life. Because of this debt of gratitude, the country should support our veterans both by ensuring that they receive access to all of the financial and educational benefits they earned during their service, and by offering a helping hand to veterans if they fall upon difficult times.

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