This year, VA will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill, which established education benefits, affordable home loans and greatly expanded access to medical care for Veterans. The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, known as the GI Bill, was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944.
Veterans from all generations – World War II to the Post-9/11 era – have a unique story to tell. The GI Bill has impacted millions of beneficiaries through education, home loan and other related VA benefits.
The GI Bill established:
Veteran education benefits: more than 25 million beneficiaries to date VA home loans: more than 24 million loans guaranteed
The bill also transferred or provided funding for 101 VA medical facilities, more than doubling the size of VA healthcare by 1955.
To celebrate this milestone, VA invites Veterans and other GI Bill beneficiaries to share a video telling their personal stories. The GI Bill 75th Anniversary website includes simple instructions for uploading videos. Videos are hosted on the website and may be featured on VA social media channels through the end of June.
For more information on the GI Bill, or to view and share videos, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill75.