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Maryland named 2023’s 7th best state for military retirees, WalletHub study

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BALTIMORE, MD—With May being Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees.

To help troops plan their years after service, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.

Military Retirement in Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 8th – % of Homeless Veterans
  • 7th – Veteran Job Opportunities
  • 1st – Number of VA Benefits-Administration Facilities per Number of Veterans
  • 19th – Quality of VA Hospitals
  • 6th – Physicians per Capita

Memorial Day Facts

  • 97 – Number of members of the 118th Congress who have served in the U.S. military, only the 4th time in the last 50 years with an increase at all in the total veterans elected.
  • 3.4M – Number of people expected to travel by plane over Memorial Day weekend (up 11% over 2022).
  • 818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (seven billion total).
  • 15 to 80 Percent Off – Discount shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales.
  • 100M+ – Number of households worldwide that will watch the National Memorial Day parade broadcast on TV.

The full report is available online here.

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