The latest episode of VA History in Focus: 100 Objects recounts the behind-the-scenes planning and legislative maneuvers that led to the passage of the historic 1944 GI Bill. In one of his famed fireside chats, President Franklin Roosevelt promised servicemembers “that the American people would not let them down when the war is won.” The American Legion helped him deliver on that promise, presenting Congress with a draft bill dubbed “the GI Bill of Rights.” The GI Bill proved to be one of the most transformative pieces of social legislation in U.S. history, enabling millions of returning Veterans to buy a home or advance their education. It also set a new standard for Veterans benefits that remains in place today. This episode is based on Object 46 in the History of VA in 100 Objects virtual exhibit: department.va.gov/history/100-objects/object-46-draft-of-gi-bill/ To learn more about this object or other entries in the exhibit, visit the 100 Objects page on the VA History website: department.va.gov/history/category/100-objects/
21 years ago on September 11, 2001, we experienced a tragedy that launched the U.S. military into one of the longest conflicts in our history. Because of this, there are now more than six million Post/911 Veterans with over three million receiving benefits. The Veterans Benefits Administration dedicates the accompanying video to the first responders and Service members who bravely responded to the attacks and fought the wars that followed.
In this episode, theSITREP asks Scott Levins, Director of NPRC, how to replace military medals, decorations, and other lost items. Please refer to the links below for additional assistance and information.
In this episode, theSITREP asks Scott Levins, Director of NPRC, how to go about retrieving military records - whether it be a DD-214 for VA benefits, training, medical or dental records. Please refer to the links below for additional assistance and information.
In this episode, theSITREP asks Scott Levins, Director of NPRC, as to whether a Veteran's military records are public or private information. Please refer to the links below for additional assistance and information.
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