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July 30, 1942 ~ Women Make WAVES in WW2

On July 30, 1942, President Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” or WAVES for short.

Women served in armed conflicts combat long before the establishment of the WAVES.

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June 22, 1944 ~ The G.I. Bill of Rights

Today in 1944, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, was signed into law.

Harry W. Colmery, a former National Commander of the American Legion, is credited with writing the first draft of the G.I. Bill.

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