Today while cleaning out some files I ran across a letter that was presented to me by the family of a veteran I cared for. This patient had served in Vietnam and when he returned home the people of this country did not treat these soldiers with the respect they deserved. This man came home and forgot about his service and just got busy working and caring for his family. When I found out that he had served I made sure that he was recognized for his service and that he was set up to receive any benefits he was due as a veteran. After his death I received a very sweet letter from his wife sharing that he had cried after my visit because no one had ever thanked him for his service. She thanked me for allowing him to feel he had not served in vein.