History and Facts about Veteran's Day

Today, November 11th is Veteran's Day and The Fran Campbell Team would like to extend gratitude and honor to Veterans and Active Duty Military for their service to our country!  We appreciate your dedication and service to our country.   Here is some history about Veteran's Day as well as some interesting facts about the men and women who have served our country.

History of Veteran's Day (www.history.com)

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

Facts about Veterans in the United States (Huffington Post November 7, 2012 and www.history.com)
  1. 260,000 Veterans will be homeless in 2012.
  2. 9.2 million veterans are over the age of 65.
  3. 1.9 million veterans are under the age of 35.
  4. 1.8 million veterans are women.
  5. As many as 35% of Iraq Veterans have or will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.   PTSD is an "anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened."  People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories, can feel emotionally numb and can have trouble sleeping or being startled easily.
  6. In 2012 it was estimated that more than 5.5 million U.S. Veterans live with a disability.
The Fran Campbell Team encourages everyone to take time to remember and thank the Veterans, Active Military and families for their sacrifices they have made to protect and serve our country.  


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