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.


    Paula 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?