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Latest Veteran'S Day Items
The Michigan State-North Carolina basketball game on an aircraft carrier on San Diego Bay on Veterans Day will be one tough ticket.
This Veterans Day, let's not forget that while many of our soldiers are no longer in combat in Iraq, more than 50,000 servicemen remain in harm's way there and twice as many are still in combat operations in Afghanistan. Many experience improvised explosive devices, snipers and tense negotiations with local leaders on a daily basis. When they return home, they face equally difficult challenges, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and recovering from injuries sustained overseas. For military personnel, war is part of everyday life, and it is our duty as Americans to ensure they receive the support they need long after they return home.
Frank W. Buckles, age 109, still gives interviews about World War I, of which he is the last living American veteran. By contrast, about 2.08 million American veterans of World War II remain among us, but nearly 1,000 die each day. More than 2.5 million Korean War veterans are still alive, and more than 7.5 million Vietnam vets. Gulf War vets number more than 2.25 million. In all, living veterans from war and peacetime service amount to nearly 24 million, including 1.4 million Americans currently on active duty. This amounts to less than 8 percent of the U.S. population. The other 92 percent of us owe them a debt of gratitude very difficult to repay.
The public is getting a rare opportunity to see some of New York state's most significant artifacts, including the documents that first exposed Benedict Arnold as a traitor and an original handwritten draft of George Washington's Farewell Address.