Veterans Issues
How Much Do We Know About What a Veteran Is?
Oct 30, 2017 - 12:53:35 PM

( - NICEVILLE, Florida – (October 30, 2017) – With Veteran’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to consider those who have fought for our continued freedom. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are roughly 18.5 million veterans in the country. Do you really know what a veteran is? The more we learn about this unique group, the more we become aware of the diversity that our nation’s veterans represent.

“Veterans have served our country proudly, and have ensured our freedom endures,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “Veterans are made up of a diverse group of servicemen and women, representing every aspect of this country.”

The statistics show that 1.6 million of the veterans are women, almost 12 percent of them are African American, and just over 6% of them are Hispanic. When it comes to age, 9.2 million of our veterans are over the age of 65, while 1.6 million of them are under the age of 35.

Additional interesting facts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs about what a veteran is, include:

“One look at the statistics on veterans tells us there isn’t a ‘typical’ veteran,” added Motsek. “Our veterans come from all backgrounds, religions, neighborhoods, and have a diverse background. We are proud of all of our veterans and for all they have contributed to this country during times of war.”

The EOD Warrior Foundation is an organization that helps the families of the 7,000 people in our military who are Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, and perform bomb disposal duties. Engaging in the most dangerous job in the military, EOD technicians often sustain serious injuries, lose limbs, or are killed in action. The EOD Warrior Foundation helps this elite group by providing financial relief, therapeutic healing retreats, a scholarship program, care of the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla. and more. Their work is supported by private donations and the generosity of those who support the organization.  To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their fundraising events calendar, visit their site at:

About EOD Warrior Foundation

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help EOD warriors and their family members with a priority on wounded EOD warriors and the families of fallen EOD warriors. Specific programs include financial relief, college scholarships, hope and wellness programs that include therapeutic healing retreats, and care for the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their events calendar, visit their site at:


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