Veterans Day 2005

John Harrelson

New Member
I have an on-line subscription to the VA's bulletin board/news service. Here are some stats that may surprise you..

"This fiscal year, VA expects to provide...

* health care to 5.2 million patients,
* disability pay to 2.7 million,
* survivors benefits to nearly 350,000,
* educational assistance to 500,000,
* home loan guarantees to about 300,000,
* vocational rehabilitation to 100,000,
* insurance coverage to 7.2 million,
* burials to more than 100,000
* headstones to 350,000.

About 24.3 million veterans are still alive. Since the nation's founding, more than 50 million people have served in the military, with
1.2 million deaths during wartime."

I found this interesting and thought I would pass it along.
If you would like to start receiving these news letters from the VA, simply go to and sign up..

Happy Veterans Day to all
from a very proud American veteran of both Navy and Army


Senior Member
Veterans Day 2005

Thanks John, for your service then and now. And to all the veteran's on this site, Thanks