The graph shows the decline in size of the US Military relative to the population of the United States. Over 2 percent of the population was in the military during Korea. Even with the buildup during Vietnam participation was less than 2 percent of the population.
Today only about .5 a percent of the US Population is in the military. This refutes two assertions:
The left says we have too large a military, but it is much smaller today as a percent of total population.
The right says we have too any people working for government, but the US Military is much smaller than before.
Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 – April 21, 1948) was an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.
Leopold was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation. His ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement, with his ecocentric or holistic ethics regarding land. He emphasized biodiversity and ecology and was a founder of the science of wildlife management.
The Sculpture Walk is a great addition to Peoria. The sculpture on the right is my favorite sculpture on the walk. Enjoy your visit to Peoria, and check out the great sculptures, the new visitor center, the Caterpillar Visitor Center, the riverfront, and the rapidly improving Warehouse District just south of downtown and I-74, just west of the Illinois River. peoriamagazines.com/as/2015/jan-feb/introducing-sculpture-walk-peoria