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11.11.23 – APFA Honors Our Veterans

APFA Honors Our Veterans

Saturday, November 11, 2023

In 1938, legislation was made to make November 11 a legal holiday each year for Veterans. Originally, it was known as Armistice Day. It was a day dedicated to world peace and held in honor of the veterans of World War I. In 1954 Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day. They wanted to honor the veterans of all wars, including World War II and the Korean War. In October of 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation.

Veterans Statistics:

  • Today, there are more than 18 million living veterans in the United States, representing about 6% of the country’s adult population.
  • 7.8 million living U.S. veterans, or 43%, served in the Gulf War era.
  • 5.6 million living veterans (30%) served  during the Vietnam War era from 1950 to 1973.
  • Around 767,000 veterans who served during the Korean conflict in the 1940s and 1950s are alive today. They make up 4% of all living veterans.
  • Fewer than 120,000 World War II veterans are alive today, making up less than 1% of all living veterans.
  • 11% – the percentage of veterans who experience homelessness.
  • 50% – the percentage of veterans experiencing homelessness who also live with a mental illness like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Throughout history, the brave United States Armed Forces members have fought to secure our freedoms in wartime and peace. We honor and thank all veterans, including our APFA members, who have served and continue to serve in combat. We thank you for your dedication and sacrifice to our nation.

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

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