Importance of Veterans Day, facts & Stats!

Believe it or not most of us do not even know why we even celebrate Veterans Day.  Veterans Day is celebrated to show and pay our respect to the fearless men & women who fought battles for the United States in the past and in the present as well. Veterans Day was formerly known as Armistice Day, on the remembrance of cessation of fights between the Allies and Germany in World War I, which happened in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month in 1918.

The picture of Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church in France, waiting for the end of hostilities this was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before cessation of fighting between the Allies and Germany.

 

 

 

Later in 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower Amended Armistice Day and changed it to Veterans Day.

 

President Eisenhower signing, HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. From left: Alvin J. King, Wayne Richards, Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts

 

 

 

VETERANS DAY FACTS:

  • In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
  • In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
  • Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

VETERANS STATS:

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.
  • 7.8 million Veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975), which represents 33% of all living veterans.
  • 5.2 million Veterans served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present).
  • 2.6 million Veterans served during World War II (1941-1945).
  • 2.8 million Veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).
  • 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • As of 2008, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.
  • 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).

Serving the Nation is one of the most honorable things that a Human can do. Brave men & Women who sacrificed their lives for the nation are True heroes, no second thoughts on that. Let us also try and pay our respect to Our Living Heroes who almost work round the clock, leaving their friends, Family, kids, parents, Siblings & beloved ones back at home and stay on the road to transit things that we need to survive. In a nutshell Veterans & Truckers are real life heroes. We at Think Trade Inc, the first ever IRS authorized E-file service provider to E-file Federal Excise tax Form 2290 are proud to serve the Truckers in the United States. We wish every American a Very Happy Veterans Day. Call us @ 1-866-245-3918 or write to us @ support@taxexcise.com .

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