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VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE: WashingtonCountyInsider.com honors veteran Jason Kempfer courtesy Saloon Royale

Washington County, WI – For Veterans Day, WashingtonCountyInsider.com recognizes the service and sacrifice made by the men and women of our Armed Forces in order to keep our great country free.

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Today’s veteran is Jason Kempfer and is provided by Saloon Royale, 241 N. Main St., West Bend, WI. Kempfer was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and served from 2001 – 2006.

WashingtonCountyInsider.com recognizes, honors, and appreciates vets not only on Veterans Day but all year round.

Photos of local vets provided by advertisers will be published throughout the week to honor and thank them for their service to our nation. Veterans will be featured in a slide show on Veterans Day.
Interesting facts about Veterans Day from the US Census Bureau:

16.2 million

The number of military veterans in the United States in 2022, representing 6.2% of the total civilian population age 18 and over.

1.7 million

The number of female vets in the United States in 2022, representing 10.3% of the total veteran population.

0.8%

The percentage of vets in 2022 who served in World War II. Additionally, 4.1% of vets served in the Korean War, 33.6% in the Vietnam War, 24.4% in the first Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001), and 26.3% in the second Gulf War (September 2001 or later).

8.6%

The percentage of vets in 2022 who were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). Additionally, 72.3% of veterans were White alone (not Hispanic or Latino), 12.4% African American, 2.1% Asian American, 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 2.8% Some Other Race. The percentages include only those who reported a single race.

26.5%

The percentage of veterans age 75 and older in 2022. At the other end of the age spectrum, 8.5% of vets were younger than age 35.

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