Veterans Enterprise

Find us on Facebook  Find us on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our Newsletter Add our RSS

Font Size

Change Font Size


Home Blog Latest Entries GI Bill 70th Anniversary

TuesdaySeptember 19, 2017

GI Bill 70th Anniversary

Post-9/11 GI BillLike so many young Americans, Nathaniel Boone wanted to create a better life for himself and for his family. By 18 years old, he had lost his father, his mother was sick, and he had no money to go to school. So he left his hometown of Englewood New Jersey and joined the Marines to serve his country.

If this happened today, we’d all admit his biggest concern might be getting through boot camp in one piece. But back in 1946 – a time when desegregation was not yet a reality for our Nation, and two years before President Truman issued the executive order for equal treatment of military personnel – Mr. Boone faced many more battles.

Segregated from the other Marines, African American recruits were sent to a special facility fenced off from Camp Lejeune called Montford Point.

While there they faced incredible hardship, but Nate says that what kept him going was his determination that no matter what he had to endure, he was going to get a college education and his service in the Marine Corps was going to help him get there.

And get there he did – after two years, Nate was awarded his GI Bill benefits, which he used to attend Bates College in Maine. And after his graduation, he put himself through law school on his own dime at Boston University.

President Obama recently presented Mr. Boone and roughly 400 other surviving “Montford Point Marines” with the Congressional Gold Medal for the important role they played in integrating the Marine Corps. Mr. Boone was committed to making a better life for himself and did everything in his power to take advantage of the opportunities before him.

I believe this is the spirit of what the GI Bill is all about. This month VA is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the original GI Bill®. On June 22, 1944 the Servicemen's Readjustment Act was enacted, creating a wide range of benefits for Veterans returning from World War II. These benefits – commonly known as the “GI Bill” -- included low-cost home loans, educational and vocational training.

The original GI Bill has long been considered an enormous success – by historians, politicians and economists – for its impact on the post-war economy and capital investment in our “Greatest Generation.” Subsequent legislation expanded and extended similar GI Bill benefits to future generations, including Veterans of the Korean War, Vietnam Veterans and those serving during peace-time.

And passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill has provided this important benefit to our newest – and next Greatest Generation of Veterans.

The GI Bill has helped more than 22 million beneficiaries since it began in 1944. Since the end of World War II, GI Bill programs have shaped our nation and helped stimulate our economy.

Education not only changes lives of Veterans and immediate family members, but adds richness and economic stability to our communities. 

Ramadan Mubarak 2017 05 03,2017 (10:19)  
mothers day Yes No   <a href="">Happy Memorial Day SMS</a><br>
<a href="">Happy Memorial Day 2017</a><br>
<a href="">Happy Memorial Day in Las Vegas</a><br>
<a href="">Memorial Day Messages For Facebook</a><br>
<a href="">Happy Memorial Day Wallpapers</a><br>
<a href="">Memorial Day Quotes</a><br>
<a href="">silver games</a><br>
<a href="">Ramadan Mubarak Quotes 2017</a><br>

  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Ramadan Mubarak 2017 05 03,2017 (10:20)  
Mothers day Yes No   <a href="">Happy Mothers Day Images</a><br>
<a href="">Mothers Day Greetings</a><br>
<a href="">Best Mothers Day Images</a><br>
<a href="">Mothers Day Heart Touching Poems</a><br>
<a href="">Mothers Day Quotes From Daughter</a><br>
<a href="">Happy Mothers Day Messages</a><br>
<a href="">Mothers Day Gift </a><br>
<a href="">Ramadan Greetings</a><br>
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
happy wheels 05 04,2017 (02:09)  
Yes No   Much informative article, and I really appreciate this info and willing for moreinteresting article like this.  
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Diana Nardin 05 12,2017 (12:27)  
NBA Live Mobile Hack Yes No   The game is a lot more interesting and offers awesome entertainment. If you like to follow NBA event, it would be more than ideal to play the wonderful game in your free time. Just while playing the game, you need to remember some important things like NBA live mobile hack.  
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Ramadan Mubarak 2017 05 17,2017 (11:04)  
memorial day Yes No   <a href="">Happy Memorial Day Wishes</a><br>
<a href="">Happy Memorial Day 2017</a><br>
<a href="">Memorial Day Quotes & Sayings</a><br>
<a href="">Memorial Day Images For Facebook </a><br>
<a href="">Memorial Day Thank You Quotes</a><br>
<a href="">Happy Memorial Day Status For Whats App</a><br>
<a href="">offline android games</a><br>
<a href="">Ramadan Wishes</a><br>
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Heena 06 19,2017 (23:55)  
greaat article Yes No  
Great info. I love all the posts, I really enjoyed, I would like more information about this, because it is very nice.
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Download Opera mini apk 07 27,2017 (05:11)  
Download Opera mini apk Yes No   OperaMini is the right pick for any internet users on windows PC  
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Subhya 08 02,2017 (02:42)  
How To Hack Roblox Yes No   A Nice article was given by you.
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Martine 08 15,2017 (00:53)  
how to Yes No   kahi bin ka be shubhya.
kahi bin sangte salya. asa kahi hote ka..
  Edit comment Delete comment Unpublish comment
Hide comment form Hide comment form
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Stroke
  • Quote
  • Ordered List Unordered List
  • Smileys
  • :confused:
  • :cool:
  • :cry:
  • :laugh:
  • :lol:
  • :normal:
  • :blush:
  • :rolleyes:
  • :sad:
  • :shocked:
  • :sick:
  • :sleeping:
  • :smile:
  • :surprised:
  • :tongue:
  • :unsure:
  • :whistle:
  • :wink:

Submissions Welcome

Submit an article to our online magazine and website.


Add your event to our Job Fair Calendar


Upload a job posting to our Career Search Engine

Get Included in Inclusion

The companies and organizations seen here are specifically hiring people with your talents, background, and skills.


Check out our job postings and list of participating employers to find your perfect career today.

Our Diversity Family

Connect With Us

Find us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  Find us on LinkedIn

Subscribe to our Newsletter  Add our RSS

Proudly Connected

VetCentral - Part of the Family



If you'd like to advertise with the Veterans Enterprise, and to learn more about the benefits of veteran recruiting, visit