Thanks to Tom Pandolfi for some very interesting facts.
Some interesting veteran facts….
Currently the United States of America has 308 million citizens yet only 2.1 million Armed Forces members and reservists. That is less than 1 percent of this nation’s citizens whose sole duty is to protect the rights and freedoms of the other 99 percent. 17.5% are women
There are 23.8 million living Veterans of which 7.5% are women.
There are 37 million dependents of living Veterans and survivors of deceased Veterans.…
Together they represent 20% of the US population.
230,432 living Veterans in Connecticut.
170,645 Wartime Veterans in Connecticut.
147,233 of Connecticut Veterans are over age 60 (64%)
Vietnam Era Veterans – 7.9 million representing the largest segment of the Veteran population.
Approximately 600,000 Veterans die every year…..1800 die every day.1 in 4 deaths of Americans are veterans…..20 Veterans commit suicide every day (down from 22)
85% of Veterans do not receive health care through the VA.
Most Veterans die in the community, 4% die in VA facilities.