When you read the classifieds or listen to ads, most companies state something along the lines of 'Veterans preferred', 'Will hire Veterans before anyone else', or 'Veterans receive top priority'. When you talk to a recruiter from the Army, they tell you everyone respects a Veteran. Well, this hasn't been the case for my husband. My husband is an Operation Iraqi Veteran. So what you say? Well, that right there is my problem. There is absolutely no respect out there for Veterans. My husband served for your freedom and your rights, yet you cannot simply extend a 'thank you' to him. This past month has shown me how much Veterans are shit upon once they leave the Army, not only by the community, but by the state as well.