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Fun Facts:Veterans Day

* Veterans Day pays tribute to all American Veterans-living or dead, but especially giving thanks to living Veterans who served their country honorably during war and peacetime

* Red poppy flower is a symbol for Veterans Day

* 16 million Veterans have served during a time of war and 5.5 million have served during peacetime

* 1,381,584 of military-connected children are 4-18 years old

* Nationally 2 million have lived through a parent’s deployment and about 800,000 children have lived through two or more deployments

* Over 2 million children have a mother or a father have served in Iraq or Afghanistan

* Active-duty military students move 3 times more frequently than civilian counterparts

Sources: Erika Cano, USC student


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