Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day 2009 (11/10)


Did You Know?
Facts & Figures About
America’s Veterans Day

Nov 10 : 01 day till Veterans Day

Did you know that there are more than 25 million military veterans living in the United States?

Of these, 1.7 million are women, 2.4 million are African American and 9.7 million are over the age of 65.

Did you know that over 48 million Americans have served in the military since 1776?

Today, there are reported to be more than half a million regular duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans Day is the day that America pays tribute to its military veterans. Also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, Veterans Day is usually observed November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of WWI formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.) Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the Veterans Day (November 11th)!

Sources: US Census Bureau / Wikipedia

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