10. California
In 2013, the Census Bureau reported that California is home to the most veterans in the country. More than 2.1 million current and former service members make up the state’s population.

11. Not Memorial Day
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day. While Memorial Day honors American service members who died in service to their country, Veterans Day honors both but gives special thanks to living veterans.