Thursday, November 16, 2017
Veterans Day should serve as a reminder that the military is more diverse than perceived
On this Veterans Day, let’s take an opportunity to dispel a few misconceptions about veterans.
First off, veterans tend to look different than the “all-American hero” stereotype some people might imagine. Indeed, the military is in many ways as diverse as the rest of the nation.
A full 30% of the active military and selected reserve force identifies as black or Latino, which is about the same as the percentage nationwide.