Those who come home physically or mentally changed by war need a grateful nation to step up and support them. The American Legion does that through Heroes to Hometowns, a transition program for severely injured servicemembers returning home from OEF/OIF that can operate at the post, district or department levels. And through The American Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors, military personnel recovering from wounds and illnesses are provided comfort items the federal government doesn't provide.
If you are a servicemember or recently transitioned servicemember who has suffered an injury - physical or otherwise - The American Legion has several resources available. The Legion's Heroes to Hometowns program can assist you as you transition back into your community. And the Legion, through its working relationship with the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, monitors closely the treatment of war wounds.