NH lands in top 10 for best states for military retirees
The last Monday in May not only marks Memorial Day but the end of Military Appreciation Month.
In honor of this, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2017's Best and Worst States for Military Retirees. Their analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators, including retirement-friendliness toward veterans.
The state of Florida came out on top as the best state for military retirees while the District of Columbia was last on the list. New Hampshire ranked third, as well as the only state in New England in the top ten.
In addition to being the last on the list, the District of Columbia has the highest percentage of homeless veterans and fewest job opportunities. Mississippi has the lowest percentage of homeless veterans. Indiana has the most job opportunities for veterans, New Hampshire has the second most.
In conjunction, WalletHub released an infographic with their most interesting facts and stats about Memorial Day.
Some of these facts included, 818 hot dogs are consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day, seven billion in total, 25 cities have claimed to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, and an estimated $139+ million value of items will be lost this Memorial Day weekend.
WalletHub also reported that over 42 million veterans have served the country in war time and 1.3 million members of the armed services have lost their lives in conflict.
The National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day is 3:00 p.m. as designated by Congress in 2000.