Here are a few facts about the veteran population of the United States:

  • 19 million living veterans served during at least one war as of April 2021.
  • 11 percent of veterans are women.
  • 5.9 million veterans served during the Vietnam War.
  • 7.8 million veterans served in the Gulf War era.
  • Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 240,000 were still alive as of 2021.
  • 933,000 veterans served during the Korean War.
  • As of 2021, the top three states with the highest percentage of Veterans were Alaska, Virginia and Montana.
*Source: History.com, Veterans Day Facts - April 2021