The war in Iraq hasn't involved rationing or victory gardens or scrap metal drives — but it has touched countless communities — from the new jobs at defense contractors to fire departments stretched by National Guard deployments.
Brigadier Gen. Hunt Downer, La. Army General Guard
Deborah Markowitz, Vermont's secretary of state
James Spira, head of the health psychology division at the Navy Medical Center in San Diego, Calif.
Frank Gomez, principal, Santa Margarita Elementary School on Camp Pendleton
John Philip Poole, president of American Metal Fabricators