Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2018 57 9% of population = 683,221 veterans Gulf war veterans (Sept. 2001 or later) Gulf war veterans (Aug. 1990 to Aug. 2001) Vietnam era veterans Korean war veterans World War II veterans 28,563 By the Numbers We were soldiers ZIP codes 27587: Wake Forest Region 27614: North Raleigh's Bedford, Durant Road, Falls of Neuse, Bay Leaf, and parts of Wakefield 27616: Triangle Town Center, Louisburg Road and the area bordering Wake Forest 27571: Rolesville 27596: Youngsville region 27701: Downtown Durham Source: U.S. Census, 2016 ACS 5 Year Population Estimate F or years now, the headlines have been signaling the demise of the World War II generation, often called "America's Greatest Generation." Here's how e Washington Post characterized the trend in 2014: "e looming approach of a world without World War II veterans." And the number of WWII vets — as estimated by the U.S Census in its latest 5-year American Community survey — is indeed dwindling in this region. By one count, some 492 WWII vets are dying each day in the United States. e number of surviving Vietnam era veterans in this region, meanwhile, tends to top the charts, though outpaced at times by veterans of both Gulf wars. e United States entered the Vietnam conflict — amid the Cold War — with the communist defeat of the French colonial administration in 1954. By the divisive war's end in 1975 with the fall of Saigon, some 58,000 U.S. troops were either killed or missing. Of course, there are no known World War I veterans remaining, with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reporting that the last American survivor, Frank Buckles, died on Feb. 27, 2011, at the age of 110. North Carolina 17.3% 118,420 22.2% 151,536 35.7% 243,775 8.6% 58,575 4.2 NOTE: Bars in this North Carolina chart are not done to the same scale as the following charts.

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