Every month, the number of veterans in Connecticut increases. Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that there are approximately 52,000 veterans living in Connecticut. As the Iraq War has wound down and the Afghan War has begun its closing phase, a number of Army, Marine, Air Force, Navy and National Guard and Reservist veterans have returned home. The process is a daunting one.
It is a tragic fact that veterans across the nation return home battling a variety of afflictions and often, it is the invisible wounds that hurt the most. The process of serving overseas is a turbulent one for all involved, both downrange and at home. For many veterans, the fight doesn