The Widening Gap Between Civilians And The Military
Less than 1 percent of Americans are currently on active duty in the military, compared with about 9 percent during World War II. That may be contributing to a divide between veterans and non-veterans, with civilians understanding little about military life, and veterans choosing to associate with one another for friendship and support.
This story was produced by the American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
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