veterans day facts


veterans day 2017 on 11 November is the best day in year to celebrate and pay our tribute to our veterans and soldiers of the country who always protect us .

so here we bring you with some of the best, funny and some wired veterans day facts about the veterans day to read, share and enjoy your day with your family, friend and our veterans

  • Veterans are people who served in the military (US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) in times of war or peace.
  • In 2013 there were 38,140 veterans who served through all the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras. Help a veteran share their experience in service to combat feelings of isolation.
  • In the United States, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 every year, the same day that World War I hostilities formally ended (at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
  • Veterans Day, which pays tribute to all veterans, living or dead, differs from Memorial Day during which we pay tribute to those who lost their lives in combat.
  • There are currently over 2 million female veterans in the United States.
  • 3 states are home to more than a million veterans: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.5 million), and Texas (1.7 million).
  • 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 has 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.
  • In 1971, Veterans Day was moved to be the fourth Monday in October. In 1978 it did a reversal to be November 11th.
  • In 1954 the National Veterans Award was made, additionally in Alabama.
  • Veterans Day celebrated on November 11th, is both a state and government occasion in the United States.
  • Every year on Veterans Day there is a function held in Arlington Cemetery to respect all who have passed on in war.
  • There are roughly 24 million veterans living today.
  • There were roughly 400,000 individuals from the United States military slaughtered amid World War II.
  • On Veterans Day there are various parades held over the United States, and numerous talks were given.
  • In 1921, on November 11th, an American officer was covered at Arlington Cemetery. His personality was obscure and in that capacity, his gravesite is known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • On November 11th a wreath is laid on the grave amid a function. It is laid by the president or by a high-positioning individual from the legislature.

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  • In 2011 it was evaluated that more or less 8.1% of veterans in the United States are ladies.
  • Give or take 35% of the veterans living today served in the United States military in the Vietnam War.
  • By and large, the individuals who have served in the military in the United States, including men and ladies, gain more than the individuals who have not served.
  • There shouldn’t be a punctuation in Veterans Day. Still, some spell it Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day.
  • The unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans (aka “Gulf War-era II veterans”) is 6.2%.
  • Nearly 10 million veterans are age 65 or older.
  • Veterans make up 12% of the adult homeless population.
  • 70% of homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse, while 50% experience mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which makes it harder to maintain relationships and hold down a job.
  • Many homeless veterans end up living on the streets for 8 or 9 times the length of their deployments.
  • Veterans Day is always observed on Nov. 11 with speeches and parades across the U.S.
  • The holiday began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
  • In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name to Veterans Day in order to honor veterans of all American wars.
  • On November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. It is called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. An official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans’ Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Usually the president, or another high-ranking government official, lays the wreath on the grave.
  • Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th. Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries, it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.
  • Veterans’ Day should not be confused with Memorial Day. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.”

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