10 Interesting Facts about Veterans and Veterans Day

G&D Integrated would like to thank all veterans for their service and dedication to our country. At G&D, we fully support providing meaningful employment opportunities for veterans where they comprise 10% of our workforce. Please take time to thank a veteran this week.

10 Interesting Facts about Veterans and Veterans Day

  1. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War 1.
  2. Veterans Day became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
  3. The day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
  4. There are more than 21 million veterans in the United States, which represents about 6.5% of the U.S. population.
  5. U.S. veterans have served in 12 major wars as well as numerous smaller military conflicts.
  6. 26 of 44 of our nation’s Presidents have been veterans.
  7. Out of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, about 558,000 are still alive.
  8. Great Britain, France, Australia, and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th.
  9. During peacetime, our military forces provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief at home and abroad.
  10. During Hurricane Katrina, nearly 70,000 troops were involved in the largest relief effort in U.S. history.

If you’d like to learn more about employment opportunities for veterans at G&D Integrated, please visit our careers page at http://gdintegrated.com/careers/.

About the author: Susan Himes is a Marketing Specialist at G&D Integrated.