Today our nation comes together to honor the men and women who have served our country. Did you know that there are almost two million women veterans? History tells us that thirty three thousand women served in World War One and almost 500,000 took part in World War Two. During the Korean era 120,000 women were in uniform and seven thousand were deployed in theater during Viet Nam. During Desert Storm seven per cent of the total U.S. forces deployed were women – over forty thousand of them.
If you would like to help the female veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, check out Volunteers of America who builds homes for female vets, providing housing for single moms and other female vets who find it difficult to transition back into civilian life.
Take a minute out of your day today and tweet #thanksvets