Celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11th!


Desirée Patno is the CEO and President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE). With almost three decades specializing in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, she leads her executive team’s expertise of championing women’s economic growth and independence.

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th, but will be observed on the following Monday, a national holiday honoring all the men and women who have served in American wars with parades, speeches and a remembrance ceremony in Arlington, VA. The day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov.11, 1919, marking the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution to make the day an annual observance, before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared Veterans Day a national holiday in 1954.

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released a Facts for Feature special with statistics regarding the nation’s veteran population.

Veterans Day 2018 Facts

  • There were 18.2 million military veterans in the U.S. in 2017
  • Women comprised 1.6 million of veterans in the U.S.
  • 77.3 percent of veterans are non-Hispanic white, 11.8 percent are black, 1.6 percent are Asian, 0.8 percent are American Indian/Alaska Native and 0.2 percent are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 6.9 percent of veterans in 2017 were Hispanic
  • Half of veterans are age 65 and older, while 8.9 percent are younger than age 35

We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Veterans Day. Take a moment to thank the veterans you know for their service and let us remember those who have served in history. Today, we can make a difference in making sure the veteran population continue to be socially and financially supported as they integrate into civilian life.

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