Veterans Day

Veteran's day is on November 11, and was originally was called Armistice Day.

Veteran's day become a national holiday beginning in 1938.

There is approximately 23.2 million veteran's in the United States.

9.2 million veteran's are over the age of 65.

1.9 million veterans are under the age of 35.

1.8 million veterans are women.

7.8 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era(1964-1975), which represents 33% of all living veterans.

5.2 million veterans during the Gulf War(representing service from August 2,1990 to present).

2.6 million veterans served during World War 2 (1941-1945).

2.8 million veterans served during the Korean War(1950-1953).

6 million veterans served in peacetime.

As of 2008,2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.

5 states have more than 1 million veterans in among their population: California (2.1 million), Florida(1.7 million), Texas(1.7 million), New York(1 million), and Pennsylvania(1 million).

The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient,community,and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.

In 1964, President Eisenhower officially changed the name from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day.