It’s interesting to note that a significant number of veterans voted in the 2008 presidential election. According to the Census Bureau, 70.9 percent of veterans voted in that election out of the 77.1 percent who were registered. This is likely because veterans are often politically engaged and motivated to vote. Comparing that to national numbers, only 62 percent of all eligible voters in the US voted in the 2008 election.
What does veteran mean?
Veterans are people who have served in the military. They may have been in the army, navy, air force, or marines. They may have served for a short time or for a long time. Veterans may have fought in wars, or they may have helped to defend their country from enemies.
What benefits do veterans get?
The journey to becoming a veteran is not an easy one. Many individuals who serve our country go through years of training and preparation, only to be thrust into the harsh reality of combat. Once they return home, many veterans face unique challenges that most civilians will never experience. A veteran can receive a number of benefits from the government, including:
- Education assistance
- Healthcare benefits
- Financial aid
- Disability compensation
- Reduced housing costs
- Better life insurance options
- Support for veteran-owned small businesses
- Determination of pre-need eligibility for burial in a VA national cemetery
These benefits can help veterans transition back into civilian life and make a positive impact on their lives.