East County News Service
May 29, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – This weekend, we honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to serve our country in the U.S. armed forces.
More than 1.1 million American soldiers have been killed in wars since our nation began, from the Revolutionary War to today. The U.S. currently has about 14 million living veterans from War World II to the present military conflicts.
Here in San Diego County:
- Almost one in every 10 adults in San Diego County is a veteran of military service – well above the state and national numbers of 6% and 8%, respectively.
- Veterans in the region typically have served on active duty more recently (since the 1990s) than their counterparts elsewhere.
- The proportion of female veterans also is higher locally (11%) compared to the state and nation (8% each).
- Veterans in the region tend to be employed at a higher rate and to earn a higher income than veterans in other parts of the state.
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