Since Veterans’ Day falls in November, we thought it would be good to honor our veterans with a book display. We have quite a few books about what it is like to be a soldier (or sailor, or airman/woman, or marine), both fiction and non-fiction, so please come check them out!
The Department of Veterans Affairs is a Cabinet-level agency that handles all of the services and benefits for veterans and their families. After WWI there were three separate agencies that took care of these services, but they were combined into one, the Veterans Administration, in 1930. The number of wars in which the US participated during the 20th century greatly increased the number of veterans who depended on government services, and these services eventually expanded to include education and health care. The VA became an executive department in the Cabinet in 1989 and was renamed at that time. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs includes three organizations: the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. (All of this information comes from the ABC-Clio database, American Government, “Department of Veterans Affairs”.)
Website about Veterans Day: US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day