More and more Hispanics or Latinos are coming to understand their unique placement in the flow of American history that at this moment calls on them to understand their growing responsibility for the fiscal fate of the country. Two groups within the HispanicLatino community know and feel the mounting obligation the best: College-educated professionals and veterans. Individuals holding college degrees most often are the ones who rise to play leadership roles within the community. But the vast numbers of HispanicLatino veterans – many of them having put their lives on the line for the country – are as cognizant and are especially important today. They, more so than most, know what is at stake in a pivotal election in which they can make a decided difference.