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The best happy veterans day facts for us to celebrate veterans day on 11 November 2017 with our family ,friends and veterans to pay tribute to veterans of the country and honor them for their bravery in the war fields .

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So without a do ,lets drool over the list of some awesome facts guys, right below 
Veterans by the Numbers
There were 21.9 million military veterans in the U.S. in 2009. Of those:
1.5 million were female.
2.3 million were black.
1.1 million were Hispanic.
9.2 million were 65 and older, according to 2008 figures.
1.9 million were younger than 35, in 2008.
Veterans by the War
Thirty-five percent of all living veterans served during the Vietnam War. In 2009, there were:
7.6 million Vietnam-era veterans. (1964-1975)
4.5 million Gulf War veterans. (August 1990 to present)
2.3 million World War II veterans. (1941-1945)
2.7 million veterans of the Korean War. (1950-1953)
47,000 veterans of both the Vietnam and Gulf War eras.
Veterans in the Work Force

9.8 million veterans were in the civilian labor force in 2009.
Women veterans earned $32,217 in 2005, more than the $27,272 earned by female civilians with no military experience.
Male veterans earned $42,128 in 2005, more than the $39,880 earned by male civilians with no military service.
Female veterans were more likely to work 35 hours or more each week and more than 3 times as likely to work in public administration, compared with non-veterans.
Veterans owned 2.4 million (9%) of the 27.1 million businesses the Census Bureau surveyed in 2007.
Veterans’ Income, Education, and Disability
  • Veterans earned a median income of $35,402 in 2009. But in 2008, figures showed 5.7% of veterans lived in poverty.
  • A quarter of veterans 25 and older held at least a bachelor’s degree. 92% of that age group held at least a high school diploma, compared with 85 percent of the general population.
  • 5.5 million veterans had a disability when surveyed in 2009.
  • Veterans More Likely to Vote
  • 15.8 million veterans voted in the 2008 presidential election. That’s 71% of all veterans, compared with 63% of non-veterans.
  • 14 million veterans voted in the 2006 congressional election. That’s 61% of all veterans, compared with only 46% of civilians with no military service.
  • Veterans Day falls around the same time as Remembrance Day and Armistice Day in different nations.
  • World War I formally finished on November 11th, at the 11th hour. It is likewise the 11th month.
  • Initially, when known as Armistice Day, it was intended to respect the individuals who kicked the bucket in World War I, yet when it was corrected in the mid 1940s, it was changed to respect all the veterans who have served in the U.S. military.
  • Veterans Day is infrequently mistaken for Memorial Day, however Memorial Day respects the individuals who kicked the bucket while serving in the military and Veterans Day respects every one of the individuals who have served in the U.S. military, alive and expired.
  • Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran from Alabama, thought of the thought in 1945 to respect all veterans on November 11th, not simply the ones who had lost their lives in World War I.
  • Raymond Weeks was given the Presidential Citizenship Medal from Ronald Reagan in 1982. Raymond Weeks drove the festival from 1947 until 1985 when he kicked the bucket.
  • Celebrated annually on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of World War I.
  • There are more than 21 million veterans in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.
  • There are 1.6 million female veterans, as of 2011.
  • Approximately 42% of U.S. veterans are over the age of 65.
  • There are 1.8 million veterans of World War II still living.
  • Timeline: November 11, 1918 - The armistice ending World War I begins at 11 am.
  • 1919 - President Woodrow Wilson proclaims November 11 as Armistice Day.
  • November 11, 1921 - The first Unknown Soldier is reburied at Arlington National Cemetery. The tomb has the words inscribed, "Here rests in honored glory An American Soldier Known but to God."
  • May 13, 1938 - Armistice Day becomes a federal holiday.
  • June 1, 1954 - President Eisenhower signs a bill changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day in order to include all U.S. veterans.
  • May 30, 1958 - Unknown Soldiers from World War II and the Korean War are reburied next to the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
  • 1968 - Congress changes the date of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October in order to give federal employees a three-day weekend. The change begins in 1971.
  • September 25, 1975 - President Gerald Ford changes the date of Veterans Day back to November 11. The change begins in 1978.
  • May 28, 1984 - An unknown soldier from the Vietnam War is reburied in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1998, he is identified through DNA tests as Michael Blassie, a 24-year-old pilot shot down in 1972 on the border of Cambodia.
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