The fall season brings striking changes. The temperature falls, the leaves change colors, and the sun dips earlier with each passing day. Another striking event in fall is Veterans Day, held on November 11. On Veterans Day, 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 guard our nation and all that we hold dear to our hearts. Some interesting trivia about veterans.
Veterans in the WorkForce
7.4 million veterans worked in the civilian labor force in 2014 and 7.0 million of them were gainfully employed.
Women veterans took home $31,810 in 2014, more than the $21,804 received by female civilians with no military experience.
Male veterans took home earnings of $37,307 in 2014, more than the $32,433 received by male civilians with no military service.
Veterans owned 9.2 percent of the U.S. non-farm firms. Veteran-owned firms consisted of an estimated 2.5 million of the 27.6 million non-farm businesses nationwide in 2012.
Veterans Day freebies for 2019 include 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.