Today, Friday, November 11, 2011, our nation comes together to celebrate and thank veterans for their legacy of service and sacrifice and otherwise honor the commitment they have shown in the defense of our freedom and safety.
Beginning in 1919 as “Armistice Day,” Veterans Day is intended to be celebrated on the 11th day, of the 11th month, at the 11th hour, to mark the cease fire between Allied Nations and Germany, effectively ending the First World War. Veterans Day has since evolved into a national tribute to all American veterans who served their country during peacetime or war.
The brave service members who serve and protect our nation come from all walks of life; they are brothers, sisters, parents, children, and grandparents. They are our friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and an essential part of communities across America.
Here are some interesting facts about America’s veteran population:
• 9.2 million veterans are 65+ years old;
• 1.9 million veterans are under 35 years old;
• 1.8 million veterans are female;
• Representing a third of all living veterans, 7.8 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era;
• 5.2 million veterans served during the Gulf War era (08/1990 to present day);
• 2.6 million veterans served during the Second World War; and
• 6 million veterans served during peacetime.
We at the law office of William Cassara are proud to honor all military veterans who have served our country. Over the years, we have had the distinct privilege of representing thousands of veterans in cases ranging from court martial appeals and discharge upgrades to record corrections and security clearance revocations. We are committed to protecting and advocating on behalf of veterans who feel that the decisions made by military authorities have failed to take into account their sacrifices.
On this most solemn of days, let us take a pause to honor the more than 23 million veterans who have served our country, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.