Although far from their homeland, figures such as Pushmataha and Peter Pitchlynn both Choctaw and almost three dozen other emissaries have been welcomed -- in death -- into the Capitol Hill community.
On that date, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law P. This massive program, more than any other program save the interstate highway system, would shape and define postwar America. The bill was begun under the shadow of tragedy. It was important for a nation as militarized as the United States during World War II to readjust to a civilian economy as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Furthermore, returning veterans needed, if not deserved, government support in the often brutal readjustment to civilian life.
The bill contained three important programs. The most famous of these was its education program: For many returning soldiers, it was the first, and only chance, to get a college or university education. This led to an academic flowering in postwar America, creating some of the most important minds at our service.
Engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, politicians, judges, and even actors and directors were created thanks to the largesse of the GI Bill. An important note, the bill provided that the government reimburse colleges directly.
This led to universities hiking tuition bills to Washington, widely perceived as tuition fraud. Sincethe education program consists of stipends paid directly to veterans for their expenses. Returning veterans were entitled to low-interest, zero-down payment loans for homes and businesses—an unthinkable prospect today considering the cause of our current economic woes.
For the first time, veterans can buy a home for their families and start businesses with help from Uncle Sam. From to2. The last provision is notable not for its use, but for its lack of use. Remarkably, less than 20 percent of returning servicemen opted for this program, as most already found employment or used their GI benefits in higher education.
Korean War and Vietnam veterans made even more use of their GI benefits: The new program greatly expanded previous endeavors, especially in regards to education. It provides free education to any public college in the state that a veteran resides.
Even for a fiscal conservative like me, the GI Bill was, and continues to be, an important element not just for American education and economics, but also as a measure of our values. Some opponents of these bills use the same argument for welfare reform.
Handouts induce indolence, laziness, and dependence on government benefits. This is not any other population.
Believe me, they worked for those benefits. For centuries, the battlefield soldier was cannon fodder, often literally. After the smoke cleared and the army disbanded, a veteran had no options other than to pick up the pieces of his life. Often, the long absence and horrors of combat were so unbearable that a former soldier could never function in society as he did before—and no one was there to help.
Yet here, we saw things differently. I have yet to see another country devote so much of its public funds to the support and readjustment of its former defenders.
The United States, for better or worse, is a country derived from the blood of its veterans. It was borne in the fires of the Revolution. It was baptized in the slaughter of the Civil War. It achieved manhood on the battlefields of two world wars. The GI Bill, and its subsequent revisions, was a remarkable step in our history.
It spurred generations towards a remarkable transformation from militarism to domestic tranquility. Even more importantly, it demonstrated that our soldiers will never simply be considered fodder for enemy guns.is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
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