Must-Read Stories

Blog > DGS Blog > Must-Read Stories > Veterans Day Facts and Numbers

Veterans Day Facts and Numbers

Interesting Stuff....

Today is Veterans Day . . . here are five facts and figures you should know . . .

1.  Veterans Day didn't start until 1954. 

November 11th used to be Armistice Day, marking the anniversary of the end of World War One. PRESIDENT EISENHOWER changed it to Veterans Day to honor veterans of ALL wars.

2.  There are about 21.2 million military veterans in the U.S., and 1.6 million of them are women.

3.  The Vietnam War has the most living veterans, with approximately 7.4 million.  The two Gulf Wars have 5.4 million . . . the Korean War has 2.3 million . . . World War Two has 1.6 million . . .

. . . and 5.3 million veterans served during peace time.

4.  There are no surviving U.S. World War One veterans. Frank Buckles was the last one . . . he died two years ago at 110 years old.

5.  Alaska has the largest percentage of veterans, with 13.6% of the adult population.  Montana is second, at 12.7%.

Must-Read Stories

The 86th Annual Academy Awards took place last night: . . . And I have to admit, I had no idea Dolph Lundgren had...
This week, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL said that the league might consider dumping the extra point kick after a...
We've seen stories before where the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a kid's wish to be BATMAN for a day. But they...
TOM CRUISE recently launched a $50 million lawsuit against a tabloid publisher over stories that he abandoned his...