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Our View: Numbers tell a tale of veteran trends


November 12, 2021

Another Veterans Day has come and gone. We hope you were able to meet up with one on Thursday. If patterns continue, it will likely be much more difficult to find a veteran in our midst in the future. That’s what we’ve found in looking at statistics, mostly from the U.S. Census, about population trends.

The following is a short explanation from the Census on what is happening to our veteran population. We follow that up with some of the numbers we’ve collected.

“The number of veterans in the United States has been declining for decades, as military experience becomes less common and...

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