From Soldiers to Civilians: Reflections on How the VA Assisted Veterans Returning Home After World War II

Join The National WWII Museum and historians with the Veterans Benefits and Health Administrations as we reflect on and discuss the impact of these institutions on soldiers returning to civilian life after World War II.

August 17 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
+ Add to calendar 2021-08-17 5:00:00 PM 2021-08-17 6:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City Zoom, Online Event 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 From Soldiers to Civilians: Reflections on How the VA Assisted Veterans Returning Home After World War II Join The National WWII Museum and historians with the Veterans Benefits and Health Administrations as we reflect on and discuss the impact of these institutions on soldiers returning to civilian life after World War II.
Location: Zoom, Online Event

Join The National WWII Museum and historians with the Veterans Benefits and Health Administrations as we reflect on and discuss the impact of these institutions on soldiers returning to civilian life after World War II.

Jeffrey Seiken, the historian at the Veterans Benefits Administration, will discuss the origins, impact, and legacy of the 1944 GI Bill. One of the most transformative pieces of social legislation in US history, the bill provided education and housing benefits to millions of returning veterans and helped ease their integration back into civilian life.

Katie Delacenserie, the historian for the Veterans Health Administration, will provide insights into the unprecedented changes Veterans Affairs (VA) made after the war and how it revolutionized medical care for veterans. She will reflect on the enduring legacy of the 75th Anniversary of the modern era of VA medicine and the programs initiated during this time, many of which remain very much alive and present in the care our nation’s Veterans today.

This webinar is part of a series commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II made possible by the Department of Defense.