Veterans Day Facts

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Some quick facts about Veterans Day

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November 11th Veterans Day Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead.
In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from 'Armistice Day' to 'Veterans Day'
Veterans observe a moment of silence aboard the USS Midway There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States.
9.2 million veterans are over the age of 65.
The word veteran comes from the nomenclature of the old English language, meaning old, experienced soldier.
California has more U.S. military veterans than any other state.
One third of the adult homeless population is veterans
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the leading cause of homelessness and unemployment in veterans
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