Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Information

The U.S. Census Bureau has published the following Veterans Day Facts:
  •  There were 21.8 million veterans in 2010.
  •  There were 1.6 million female veterans.
  • 9 million veterans are age 65+
  • $35,367 is the annual median income of veterans
  • 3.4 million veterans have a service-connected disability rating.
You can access more U. S. Census Veterans Facts here.  Here are Florida veterans statistics from the November Elder Update of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs:
  • More than 1.6 million veterans live in Florida
  • The State of Florida has the largest number of World War II veterans.
  • Approximately 12% of all Floridians age 18+ are veterans.
The State of Florida may be the most veteran friendly state! Florida provides additional benefits to veterans, which other states do not provide. A summary of these benefits can be found on page 3 of the November Elder Update. For more information, you can contact the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs.

President Obama has published a 2011 veterans day proclamation, which can be accessed here.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs created this video commemorating Veterans Day:

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