Military personnel and servicemen who put their lives on the line for country and fellowmen may not always have something to look forward to when they get home. Loss of opportunity to perhaps get a decent education for their own future would often relegate them to foster homes since immediate family members may not appreciate the career path that such people would have, notably the ones who have suffered injuries and disabilities in the course of their tenure.
Upon reaching the retiring age, it has been common practice for such people to seek shelter from government run homes for relief. Some may not even have anyone to lean on, hence the reason why programs to show just appreciation through comfort and gifts for chosen periods in a year are given. Attention and company alone are big factors to help the psychological needs of such people, supposedly heroes who have risked lives in protecting the honor of their nation and families.
[tags]war veterans, war heroes, elderly[/tags]