We would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to the men and women who serve or have served our great Nation. Thank You for the sacrifice, Thank You for being brave and most of all Thank You for protecting our freedom.
Veterans Day is observed on November 11th and it pays tribute to all American veterans who served our Nation honorably. The brave men and women who protect our country come from all aspects of life; they are family members, friends, neighbors and active community members.
Here are some interesting facts about the current veteran population of the United States.
Did you know?
There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States
- 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.
- 5 states have more than 1 million veterans in among their population: California (2.1 million), Florida (1.7 million), Texas (1.7 million), New York (1 million) and Pennsylvania (1 million).
(Information courtesy of History.com)
The Port of Anacortes will be having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony tomorrow, November 11, 2014 starting at 10:45am at the Transit Shed. Enjoy local music, light refreshments and local Veteran speakers.
Don’t forget to say Thank You to all those brave men and women who serve our country.