Veterans are those in the community who deserve the most honor and respect. They have spent much of their lives protecting and serving the country and should be honored as a result. Unfortunately, in the United States there appears to be a disconnection between what veterans deserve to receive, and what civilian life is really like for them. Many struggle financially because they lack the services they need when difficult times strike. In fact, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 24.8 out of every 10,000 veterans in the United States are homeless. Many more are struggling, though they have not yet become homeless. While these numbers are slowly improving, chronic homelessness remains a problem for a significant number of veterans.