According to a study from the Cato Institute, enlisting in the US Army increases average annual earnings by over $4000 for 19years after the application.
The Houston Livestock and Rodeo just opened. Tonight is Armed Forces Appreciation Day. This is the largest such event in the world. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white, and blue. Busloads of families are here from Fort Polk and a mounted USMC Honor Guard from Camp Pendelton will lead the ceremonies. There have already been large inductions here. Of course, a military ID will get you and your family in for free. Brooks and Dunn are on stage so there's gonna be 70,000 folks cheering Old Glory.
At least 861 uniformed members (as well as the special events gang) of the Houston Fire Department B Shift have been on duty since 0630 hours.