Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day By The Numbers: Veterans Among Us

Memorial Day, according to Wikipedia, is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that struggle. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.

The US Census has created the following infographic concerning Memorial Day and our veterans: Memorial Day infographic image

According to the American Communities Survey (ACS) we have some 26,000 veterans living in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Here's a glance at the veterans among us.
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