ST. CROIX — As the territory celebrates Veterans Day with parades and ceremonies today, the ever-changing demographic of V.I. veterans will likely be on display.

The faces of veterans have gotten younger and more diverse than the mostly graying men of the Vietnam-era wars. They are now young men and women from the Gulf War era, which accounts for the largest share of all U.S. veterans, according to the U.S. Veterans Administration.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email