Veterans Day: Why 100 years ago today matters to veterans

By Kurt Snibbe

Of the two million U.S. troops sent to Europe during World War I, more than 100,000 died, and 200,000 were wounded. When the soldiers returned they had a new system for veterans benefits.

The U.S. has given benefits to those who have served in the Armed Forces since the colonial days. But as the nation amassed 2 million troops to send to Europe in 1917, Congress established a new system of veterans benefits. The plans for World War I veterans included programs for disability compensation, insurance for service personnel and veterans and vocational rehabilitation for the disabled.

In 1919, the American Legion [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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