In 1789, General and President George Washington spoke these words,
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country."
Did you know that as of Aug 2011:
There are 22.7 million military veterans in the US
39.1% of veterans are 65 or older
1.4% of veterans are under age 25
6 states account for 36% of the Veteran population in the US - California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio
8.1% of veterans are women but that percentage is projected to double in the next 25 years
The average age of all veterans is 60
The average age of Gulf War veterans is 37
The average age of Vietnam War veterans is 60
The average age of Korean War veterans is 76
The average age of World War II veterans is 84
Thank You to all Veterans!
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