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The Wall: Post Your Message to Veterans

Post a picture, a poem or a comment about the veterans in your life and in our country.

Chances are you know a veteran. There are more than 21.8 million of them in the United States, according to the 2010 Census.

Each year, on Nov. 11, the country honors their service … please add your pictures, comments, stories and memories about your service, or about the veterans in your life.

About Veterans Day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.

About Veterans

  • 21.8 million

The number of military veterans in the United States in 2010.

  • 1.6 million

The number of female veterans in 2010.

  • 2.4 million

The number of black veterans in 2010.

  • 1.6 million

The number of female veterans in 2010.

  • 2.4 million

The number of black veterans in 2010.

  • 7.6 million

Number of Vietnam-era veterans in 2010. Thirty-five percent of all living veterans served during this time (1964-1975).

  • 3.4 million

Number of veterans with a service-connected disability.

In August, Patch told you about a B-29 pilot who flew bombing runs over Japan during World War II.  A parachute that saved his life became his wife's

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

Ann Wlazelek November 11, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Thank you to my father, Robert E. Fenstermaker, for his contributions to the Great War, including fighting at the Battle of the Bulge; and to David Venditta for bringing so many local veterans' stories to light.
Mary Ellen Alu November 11, 2011 at 06:25 PM
Thank you to all who serve and who have served, including my dad Sam. Growing up, we loved his stories at the dinner table, including how he had to "sleep with one eye open."
Cheryl A Lewis November 12, 2011 at 01:41 AM
Thank you dad for serving, and a sincere thank you to all veterans and those currently serving.

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