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The Wall: Post Your Message to Veterans

Post a picture, a poem or a comment about the veterans in your life and in our country.

Chances are you know a veteran. There are more than 21.8 million of them in the United States, according to the 2010 Census.
 
Each year, on Nov. 11, the country honors their service … please add your pictures, comments, stories and memories about your service, or about the veterans in your life.

About Veterans Day (Source: 2010 American Community Survey)
 
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.
 
About Veterans
 

  • 21.8 million

The number of military veterans in the United States in 2010.

  • 1.6 million

The number of female veterans in 2010.

  • 2.4 million

The number of black veterans in 2010.

 

  • 7.6 million

Number of Vietnam-era veterans in 2010. Thirty-five percent of all living veterans served during this time (1964-1975).

 

  • 3.4 million

Number of veterans with a service-connected disability.

slyfox November 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Thank you to the dedication of our veterans - past, present & future. I am humbled and proud by your service. Thank you for everything I hold dear. Thank you. Peace.

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