Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We've got more veterans of those two wars in our county - at least about 29,000 - than any other in the United States.
Why does it matter? For one thing, high numbers can mean that veteran's hospitals need to serve more people. And, as data reporter Keegan Kyle explains, "A growing population with wartime injuries and mental health problems can place greater pressure on county social services and law enforcement, who ultimately serve as the last line of support."