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Educating Veterans, Preserving Their Stories

Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act—better known as the GI Bill of Rights—guaranteed World War II veterans funds for college education and vocational training, unemployment insurance, and home loans. In 2000, Congress authorized the Veterans History Project. Based at the Library of Congress, it collects and preserves the stories of Americans who served in modern foreign wars and those who supported military endeavors on the home front.

1 Image S. 1767, Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, “GI Bill of... View All Images
3 Images Three envelopes with watercolor drawings, by Sergeant Samuel Lionel... View All Images