Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

Just wanted to take the time to thank all the people who help serve this wonderful country we live in. The brave men and women who serve and protect the U.S. You come from all walks of life; you are parents, children, grandparents. You are neighbors, friends, co workers. You felt the calling to serve and I find it the most admirable. 

Some interesting facts:

  • 23..2 million military veterans in the U.S.
  • 9..2 million veterans 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 (1964-1975)
  • 5..2 million veterans served during the Gulf War (1990-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 
  • 5 states have more than 1 million veterans among the population: California (2..1 million), Florida (1..7 million), Texas (1..7 millions), New York (1 million) and Pennsylvania (1 million)
  • In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day
  • In 1968, Veterans Day got moved to the fourth Monday in October. But President Ford in 1975 returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date (the anniversary of the end of World War 1). 

I just want to say thank you and God bless you! 

My Paw-Paw, Carl Copeland, who served in the Army and Navy during the Korean War. 

My name sake: Danny Clemens, my Dad's Uncle who he was named after and then who I was named after. He was in the Marine Corp and passed away while flying a plane in 1954.