Today, August 1st, we as a country renew our social contract with our men and women in uniform. We have made them a promise that if they serve their country, we will serve them by sending them to college and securing an education as their full time job. This is the same promise we made to our grandfathers who fought in World War II and Korea, and I have no doubt this new Post-9/11 GI Bill that officially went into effect at midnight last night will help build the next greatest generation.
For the past year, I have had a countdown clock on my desk telling me when the new GI Bill will go live. It doesn’t seem so long ago to me that this new GI Bill was just an idea that everyone around here thought was too expensive, too political and impossible to pass during a presidential election cycle. Thankfully, for a couple million veterans and their families, the naysayers were wrong! To learn more about how you can take advantage of this great new opportunity, get started here.
CNN: IAVA's Patrick Campbell Discusses the New Post-9/11 GI Bill