Veterans Day by the numbers

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, one year after the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday in 1938. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day. Here is a look at U.S. veterans as of 2009:

Here is a look at U.S. veterans as of 2009.

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