August 21, 2017

August 16, 2017(Washington, DC) – “Today military, veterans, and family service organizations have made history —
by having willed the Forever GI Bill into law,” said John Rowan, President of Vietnam Veterans of
America. “We are incredibly grateful for this unity, and an opportunity to leave future veterans with
better benefits than we, ourselves, were afforded as we transitioned from service. As a community, we
have changed the conversation on the GI Bill, from being a ‘cost-of-war,’ to being a part of every
veteran’s successful transition.”
“Today, and in the future, service members are not choosing when they go to war, so the government
shouldn’t be able to tell veterans when they can use the GI Bill that they earned through service,”
continued Rowan. “Thank you to Congress, for your unanimous support of the Forever GI Bill, and to
all of the advocates who have stood with us in fighting for the Forever GI Bill