Individually or collectively there are people who dedicate their lives to serving the country and ensuring its protection. We call them national patriots of veterans. Also, celebrations help to inspire and provide a legacy for the veterans.

As a matter of fact, veterans deserve to be celebrated. It is a way to honor their service, dedication, and valor. Also, it shows that as a country we are forever grateful for their sacrifice. Therefore, Real Research published a survey on veterans. This insight represents the results derived from the survey.


  • Firstly 70.82% say their countries celebrate a memorial day to commemorate the heroic spirits and veterans.
  • Following after, 34.08% state that the best welfare benefit a country could provide is veterans allowance and pension programs.
  • 62.67% say they are satisfied with how their country of residence is showing respect towards national patriots and veterans.

70.82% Celebrate Memorial Day Dedicated to the Veterans

The Real Research online survey application results show that 70.82% celebrate veterans in their country. Meanwhile, 29.81% say that they do not have special days set aside for such commemorations. However, the results show that most countries really do honor their veterans in one way or the other.

Figure 1: Most countries celebrate their national patriots and veterans

Moving on, there are currently ongoing wars or minor conflicts in dozens of countries across the globe. This is an unfortunate truth. With that said, 67.19% say their countries have been involved in a war in the past 100 years. Then, the remaining 32.81% say ‘No’.

Veterans Deserve To Be Allocated Good Welfare Benefits

Celebrating with veterans without giving them proper benefits is somehow insignificant. It does not portray the value they hold as heroes of their countries. Therefore, here are the thoughts from respondents regarding the best welfare benefits.

34.08% are for veterans’ allowance and pension programs. Then, 8.10% say housing and home loan guarantees. Furthermore, free or low-cost medical care through VA hospitals and medical facilities (7.24%), and discounts on cultural activities 3.69%.

Figure 2. The best welfare benefits

Whether one celebrates on the day or not, we actually look forward to commemorating veterans. Simply because the days are considered as national holidays in most countries, people do not go to work. Some celebrate by doing parades and processions.

Thus, to celebrate such days, 23.39% attend a memorial ceremony. Raise a national flag (19.48%), purchase commemorative coins and stamps (3.53%), and volunteer at veteran organizations (2.65%). Then, send a gift package to soldiers, police, and firefighters (2.70%), visit war memorials and national cemetery to pay tribute (4.12%), and watch a movie and read about related history (2.78%). Lastly is ‘Others’ 21.38% and ‘Not sure’ 19.95%.

62.67% Reside in Countries That Respect Veterans

While countries are showing gratitude towards their veterans are they doing good enough? Here, 62.67% say ‘Yes’ they are satisfied with how their country of residence is showing respect towards patriots and veterans. Meanwhile, 37.33% say they are not happy.

Figure 3: Respondents are happy with how their countries respect veterans

Lastly, there are those who say they are not happy with how their countries show respect towards patriots and veterans. There is a need for their countries to improve on this. Firstly, they should increase the number of veterans eligible for allowance and pension programs (28.63%).

Likewise, increase the amount of allowance and pension programs (11.39%), provide similar benefits for all types of patriots and veterans (6.35%), and provide various benefits for their families as well (3.58%).

In conclusion, Veterans Day is a time to reflect on those who lost to wars and to show our respect. Thus, we honor those who served and came home as well as those who are still serving.


Survey TitleA Survey on How Countries Around The World Support Their Patriots And Veterans
DurationNovember 16 – November 23, 2021
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.