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.
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.