One of the goals about which CIVOC is passionate is the greater understanding of the challenges faced by some veterans on the part of the community at large. We have and will continue to collaborate with schools, councils on aging, church groups, first responders, mental health professionals and families of veterans. Our object is always to better familiarize the groups with which we work with the unique nature of the veteran experience, even as it differs from one individual human being to another. In the last two major conflicts in which this country was engaged, only 1% of the population served, many of them deployed 2, 3 and 4 times. We continue to work through our community awareness programs to have those of us who did not serve to engage our imaginations as to what those who did serve endured. We strive to increase empathy for and support of those who sacrificed.