On behalf of everyone here at Radio One, we want to salute all veterans who have fought to keep our country safe. We salute your courage, passion, and will to overcome all obstacles in keeping America the best country in the world. Happy Veterans Day 2011.
Facts About Veterans
21.8 million: The number of military veterans in the United States in 2010.
1.6 million: The number of female veterans in 2010.
2.4 million: The number of black veterans in 2010. Additionally, 1.2 million veterans were Hispanic; 265,000 were Asian; 156,000 were American Indian or Alaska Native; 28,000 were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and 17.5 million were non-Hispanic white
92%: Percent of veterans 25 and older with a high school diploma or higher in 2010, compared with 86 percent of the population as a whole.