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In Praise of the GI Bill

Giving veterans a new start on life.

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Al Martinez as a young soldier in Korea. — Photo: Courtesy of Al Martinez

En español | Editor's note: Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, the Servicemembers' Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights, is considered one of the most significant pieces of social legislation of the 20th century: it averted a widely feared post-World War II economic depression and greatly expanded the middle class by allowing millions of veterans to obtain college degrees, buy homes, and start businesses.Back to Article

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