Serving Veterans in Rural America aims to draw attention to our rural veterans -- and to showcase programs and initiatives that help with housing, health, and employment needs. America’s veterans disproportionately are from rural areas and small towns. Rural veterans make up over 40 percent of enrollees in the VA’s health system. While 21 percent of the US population is rural, 25 percent of the nation’s veterans live in rural communities. Youths from rural zip codes are 22 percent more likely to enlist than young people from cities. And within a decade an astounding 70 percent of rural veterans will be age 65 and over. Rural America serves, but this service is then often forgotten.