President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery (Getty Images)
The number of U.S. soldiers who have died in the war in Afghanistan.
The number of veterans under the age of 65 who died in 2008 because they were uninsured.
The number of U.S. soldiers who have died in the Iraq war.
The number of U.S. soldiers wounded in action in the war in Afghanistan.
The number of U.S. soldiers wounded in action in the Iraq war.
The number of homeless veterans in America.
The number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans treated by the VA since 9/11.
3,300,000 (3.3 million)
The number of U.S. veterans who receive disability.
24,000,000 (24 million)
The number of veterans in America.
3,700,000,000 (3.7 billion)
The cost of the Veterans Health Care Bill seeking to expand mental health coverage for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans that has been blocked by one senator, Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn (R), since May because Coburn believes the funding doesn’t exist.
930,000,000,000 (930 billion)
The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan thus far.
Filed under: Afghanistan War, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Eric Shinseki, Iraq War Veterans, Military Veterans, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, The Iraq War, US Armed Forces, VA, Veterans Day, Veterans Disability, War Casualties
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