WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, November 11th. Today is Veterans Day. It originated on this date in 1919 to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of combat in World War I. Known as Armistice Day, the occasion kept its name and focus until 1954, when it was changed to Veterans Day, and its scope widened to honor veterans from all eras. Across the country, there are almost 20 million military veterans. Very nearly half — 9.3 million — are age 65 and older. The veteran population includes 1.6 million women. Some 6.6 million are Vietnam vets, 2.1 million from the Korean War, and only 1.3 million remain from the 16 million in uniform during World War II. Some 5.2 million veterans served in one or both of the recent Gulf Wars. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Veteran population/B21002: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk
Age and women: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff24.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau