How Today's Veterans Are Doing


No World War I veterans are alive today to witness the ceremonial groundbreaking for America’s WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C., this weekend, but the legacy of veterans from the Greatest Generation far exceed their recognition.

Today’s veterans are greatly indebted to WWI veterans, since it was the latter’s large numbers and sustained advocacy, for everything from hospitals to post-service pensions to vocational training for the veterans which resulted in the modern VA system, the post-WWII GI Bill, and which continues to shape the public’s expectations of what it means materially for government to say “thank you for your service.”

Thanks to World War I veterans laying the groundwork, today's veterans are doing very well in terms of their employment, religion, family status, and welfare.

Here's more information on America's veterans.

Learn about the WWI memorial.