Fall is in full swing. Autumn is the season of reflection, falling temperatures, and celebrating our Veterans. On Veterans Day, November 11, we honor our country’s servicemen and women, living or deceased, whether they have served during war or peace-time.
Our veterans elected to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the nation and defend our freedoms. They put family life, jobs, and hobbies to the back burner to serve the country and her citizens. Veterans returning home carry physical scars and psychic scars from protecting our country. Thank you, Veterans, for stepping forward to protect our nation and all that we hold dear to our hearts. If you are looking for something to do with your family, we encourage you to visit the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee. Here’s some interesting trivia about Veteran’s Demographics.
Veterans’ Income, Education, and Disability
27.5 percent of veterans who were 25 and older have earned at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 30.3 percent non-veterans.
3.8 million veterans suffered from a “service-connected disability” in 2014. This type of disability is when a soldier gets injured or aggravates an injury while on duty or suffered from a disease that results in a disability.
Veterans Day freebies for 2019 included free meals, haircuts, car washes, oil changes, a free night at a bed and breakfast, free entrance to national parks, and free admission to many museums, theme parks, and zoos.