Your government administrators have whittled away their promises for your sacrifices. Veterans are now getting lip service ("Thank you for your service.") instead of adequate help promised. The origin of non-performance is with the homesteaders in the U.S. Congress. We need to "Throw the bums out!
Initiate change. The method is with the secret ballot available to every citizen. U.S. veterans number about 20-million (13% female) in a voting population of about 200-million of which only 1/2 turn out. Roughly 60% are affiliated with political parties (1/3 each of Dems/Reps, varying according to current POTUS). If all eligible veterans vote in federal elections as an aggregate, they can control the outcomes. Each veteran is very important in consideration of challenges resolved, particularly in midterm confrontations..
Send the "alarum to every village and farm!". Social media, word-of-mouth, and scripting are all ways of helping us achieve our goals together-improving the quality of life we earned. Changing the course of history is the province of every individual.