9 Simple Ways to Honor Your Veterans – Veterans Day 2017

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Veterans Day Poster 2017

It’s never too late to say “thank you” to our Nation’s Veterans.

Honor Your Veterans Any Day.

Here are nine simple ways to Honor Your Veteran.

  1. Attend a Veterans Day event.
  2. Fly your American Flag.
  3. Thank a veteran co-worker for their service.
  4. Buy a homeless veteran a cup of coffee.
  5. Call a veteran and thank them for their service.
  6. Shop at a Veteran-Owned business.
  7. Volunteer time at your city or county Veterans Agency.
  8. Write and send a letter or a postcard to a military member who is currently serving.
  9. If you are a veteran share your story with the younger generation.

Looking for more ways to honor a veteran this Veteran’s Day? Visit the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center’s Ways To Honor Your Veteran.

19.9 million

The number of military veterans in the United States in 2017.

1.6 million

The number of female veterans in the United States in 2015.

Today, 1 in 12 Veterans Are Women
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States
  Estimate Margin of Error
Total: 18,496,937 +/-66,959
Gulf War (9/2001 or later), no Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), no Vietnam Era 2,120,250 +/-26,577
Gulf War (9/2001 or later) and Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), no Vietnam Era 1,150,328 +/-17,172
Gulf War (9/2001 or later), and Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), and Vietnam Era 65,562 +/-3,351
Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001), no Vietnam Era 2,214,044 +/-22,915
Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001) and Vietnam Era 285,649 +/-6,161
Vietnam Era, no Korean War, no World War II 6,155,401 +/-32,400
Vietnam Era and Korean War, no World War II 140,101 +/-5,115
Vietnam Era and Korean War and World War II 25,703 +/-2,494
Korean War, no Vietnam Era, no World War II 1,419,660 +/-16,621
Korean War and World War II, no Vietnam Era 56,105 +/-2,890
World War II, no Korean War, no Vietnam Era 686,455 +/-10,342
Between Gulf War and Vietnam Era only 2,528,191 +/-21,964
Between Vietnam Era and Korean War only 1,554,924 +/-15,777
Between Korean War and World War II only 87,323 +/-4,429
Pre-World War II only 7,241 +/-1,404

The number of living veterans in 2015 who served during three wartime periods:

  • 61,997 served during the Vietnam Era and both periods of the Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001 and September 2001 or later).
  • 29,331 served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Era.

The number of living veterans in 2015 who served during two wartime periods:

  • 1,085,142 served during both periods of the Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001 and September 2001 or later)
  • 288,341 served during the Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001) and the Vietnam Era.
  • 152,416 served during the Korean War and the Vietnam Era.
  • 65,704 served during World War II and the Korean War.

$38,978

The annual median income of male veterans in 2015, compared with $34,168 for male nonveterans.

$32,446

The annual median income of female veterans in 2015, compared with $22,505 for female nonveterans.

7.2 million

The number of veterans 18 to 64 years old in the labor force in 2015. Of those veterans, 6.8 million were employed.

Working Veterans

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

 Honoring Those Who Served

Percentage of Veterans Among the Adult Population
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Veteran Owned U.S. Businesses

Veteran-Owned Businesses in the U.S.
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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