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Veterans: Now And Tomorrow


Last updated 11/9/2020 at 3:43pm

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., many Transylvanians will gather in front of the county courthouse to honor our veterans. Similar scenes will take place across the nation. We should use this time not only to honor our veterans but also to reassess the status of veterans and active military personnel in the U.S. today.

Veterans are a shrinking demographic. As the population of the U.S. increases, both the percentage and actual number of veterans have decreased. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of veterans declined by almost one-third from 2000 to 2018. In 2000, there were 2...

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