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Memorial Day: May 27, 2019

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to their country. The holiday was officially proclaimed in 1868 to honor Union and Confederate soldiers and was expanded after World War I to honor those who died in all wars. Today, Memorial Day honors over 1 million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War.

 

Presidential Proclamation 2017

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This timeless infographic (created in 2013) compiles statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Defense to honor our men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center provides statistics on the number of people who served and died in each of our nation’s wars.

Note: The infographic above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image to see the full page.

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More Stats:

From Census.gov > Topics > Population > Veterans:

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Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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Source: 2016 Business Patterns.

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From the Newsroom:

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