Veterans Day: By the numbers

Posted: 11:25 AM EST Nov 08, 2012   Updated: 11:32 AM EST Nov 11, 2015

It's Veterans Day. Take a look at some facts and figures about veterans taken from the most recent U.S. Census, which is based on data collected in 2014.

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