July 3, 1930: The Veterans Administration is Created
On this day in 1930, Congress passed a bill that created the Veterans Administration, authorizing the president to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.” The bill known as Executive Order 5398 was later signed into law by President Herbert Hoover on July 21, 1930. Since its creation, the VA has been responsible for providing federal benefits to veterans and their dependents.
For more veteran resources and information, visit PBS Stories of Service. Photo: President Herbert Hoover, General Hines and staff, following the signing of Executive Order creating the Veterans Administration July 21, 1930 (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs).
Thank you, President Hoover, for beginning the Veteran’s Administration.
Fan Made ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Movie Poster Featuring All 13 of the Announced Cast Members
Star Wars. The saga continues 👊
💍💕💍💕Celebrating 32 years happy years together 💕🌻💍🎉💖💋💘💋
Would not change one thing on April 24th, 1982.
Watched Andrea & Carl cheer the Mets tonight beat the Cards!! Congrats to Carl on winning the tix at Verizon!!⚾️👊🏆
Love the Rocket 88’s OLDS!!❤️
Pink sings Somewhere Over a The Rainbow to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz truly amazing performance
PINK BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN!!
Want to know more about
Alice Herz Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor who was subject of “The Lady in No. 6: Music Saved My Life,” which just won the Oscar for best documentary short?
Sommer died a week ago, and Deadline wrote about her: http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/r-i-p-lady-in-number-6s-110-year-old-alice-herz-sommer/
And congrats to Nicholas Reed, one of the short’s producers and a friend. Lovely to see him up on the stage, even if Alice is no longer with us.
So happy her life story won!!
the selfie to end all selfies
Selfies at the Oscars #OSCARS
Wichita State University Shockers Beat Loyola!! 22-0 BABY🏀👊🏀⭐️🏀👊