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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 โ€œconsolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.โ€ The bill known as Executive Order 5398ย 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.

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Would not change one thing on April 24th, 1982.


Want to know more about Alice Herz Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor who was subject of โ€œThe Lady in No. 6: Music Saved My Life,โ€ which just won the Oscar for best documentary short?

Sommer died a week ago, andย Deadline wrote about her:ย

And congrats to Nicholas Reed, one of the shortโ€™s producers and a friend. Lovely to see him up on the stage, even if Alice is no longer with us.ย 

So happy her life story won!!
#OSCARS 2014

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