This article, from Carissa Picard on Military.com - says it very well. We are still there, y'all! Yes the economy sucks (thanks to our past administration, those who are blaming President Obama, get a GRIP!) but please please, don't forget the military and their families. The economy is hitting us too, hell, we still have a house for sale, back in MN... and I know others who have PCSed and can't sell their house - the spouse is trying to find work and will end up working to pay that mortgage and the costs of keeping that house.
War fatigue - oh yeah, I'm tired. But I can't just turn off the TV and pretend it isn't there! Nor can many of my friends. At work - they have forgotten it. so I keep that updated count of the dead on my door.. and for at least a second, they are forced to remember.