70th Anniversary of the GI Bill

70th anniversary of GI Bill

On June 22, 1944 the United States Congress passed a bill known as The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act. The GI Bill, as it is better known, was designed to help American servicemen readjust to civilian life after World War II. It provided numerous benefits to veterans including unemployment compensation, low-cost mortgages, low-interest business loans, and tuition assistance for high school, vocational training, and college.
 
The GI Bill has evolved over the past 70 years, but it has remained a vital part of our support for all United States veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) would like you to join them in celebrating “70 years of investment into the educational and economic prosperity of America’s Veterans.”
 
To learn more about how the GI Bill is helping veterans and their families, you can visit www.facebook.com/gibilleducation. The facebook series “70 Days of GI Bill” shares stories from veterans who have experienced the positive impact of the law. The VA also encourages all GI Bill beneficiaries to share their own stories on twitter using the hashtag #gibill70th.