Unfortunately for those who fight for their nation, the battlefield does not remain in the far off land where the battle took place. A veteran couid be a child's grandfather who turns down his hearing aid when he doesn't want to listen to his wife.
Maybe we owe them for not being extra ordinary, but for being extraordinary. Like a dog should come to the whistle of its owner, he must obey his country's call. The patriotism in their hearts is what allows everyday life to continue unimpeded; it is how they advance and do what they must for the good of the country as a whole, not just what they would want themselves.
Some people agreed with the use of Agent Orange. After which information concerning why this population is in need of services and finally what services should be provided.
They want to come back and be able to start from where they left off. So, as you can see, veterans are everyday people dispersed throughout our lives.
Society had a lot of different views regarding the soldiers and the war.