Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Due to a special event taking place in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, areas regularly included in the tour of the Capitol, such as the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall, will not be available for tours until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12:30 p.m. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day, and guide-led opportunities in the Capitol Visitor Center will be available during the event.

World War II: A Nation Transformed

Veterans—Prepare for Your Future thru Educational Training

World War II presented Congress with new and unique challenges in the postwar years.

Congress passed legislation to enable veterans to buy homes and afford higher education; expand the right of women to serve in the military; restructure the national security establishment; and settle historic land claims by American Indians. Congress also dramatically expanded its investigation into potential communist subversion in the United States. To preserve the experiences of World War II veterans and help Americans better understand the realities of war, Congress passed the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act in 2000.