Each year, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 to honor all the veterans, living and dead for their contribution to save fellow countrymen. This particular day is commemorated as a national holiday since 1918 when a treaty was signed to end the World War I between Allied Nations and America.
Veterans Day Facts
- Not many of us know that more female veterans contributed for freedom of America.
- It was only in the year 1938 that November 11 became a national holiday.
- Over 1.5 million female veterans were recorded in 2009 by the U.S Census.
- As per the 2008 census records, 1.9 million people in the United States were younger that 35, 9.2 million were 65 years of age and many older than that.
Veterans War Facts
Nearly 35 percent of living veterans contributed their part in the Vietnam War. Statistics from the Census Bureau reveals
- 7.6 million Vietnam-ear veterans from 1964- 1975 contributed to the war.
- From 1914-1945, nearly 2.3 million veterans.
- From 1950-1953, nearly 2.7 million veterans of the Korean War.
- From August 1990 to present, nearly 4.5 million Gulf War veterans.