11.11.2014

ten things tuesday...

Hat tip to the History Channel for these tidbits:


  • 9.2 million veterans are over the age of 65.


  • 1.9 million veterans are under the age of 35.


  • 1.8 million veterans are women.


  • 7.8 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975), which represents 33% of all living veterans.


  • 5.2 million veterans served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present).


  • 2.6 million veterans served during World War II (1941-1945).


  • 2.8 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).


  • 6 million veterans served in peacetime.


  • There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States.


  • As of 2008, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.

  • 2 comments:

    Paula Kaye said...

    What a perfect list for Veterans Day. I enjoyed the stats

    Lisa G said...

    Great post. I'm so proud to be the wife of a Marine Corps Gulf War vet, the daughter of Navy Submarine Service vet, the daughter-in-law of an Army Vietnam Vet, and the sister of a Navy Vet. I'm truly blessed by the men in my life, don't you think?