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G. I. Bill of Rights is signed by FDR...
Item # 694318
June 23, 1944
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, June 23, 1944
* G. I. Bill of Rights is signed
* Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR
* World War II veteran benefits
Page 7 has a one column heading: "Veterans' Aid Bill Signed By Roosevelt", with 4 paragraphs of supporting text. See images for details.
The front page has: "Large Japanese Naval Force Routed; Americans Fight Way Into Cherbourg", with subhead: "14 Enemy Warships Sunk Or Damaged by U.S. Fliers". Two additional front page articles have: "Soviet 'Flying Tanks' Crush Finn Defenses" and "Great Prize Within Allied Reach", which show a sketch of Cherbourg.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II and the aftermath of D-Day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.
wikipedia notes: On June 22, 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the United States government: the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights. By the time the original GI Bill ended in July 1956, 7.8 million World War II veterans had participated in an education or training program and 2.4 million veterans had home loans backed by the Veterans' Administration (VA). Today, the legacy of the original GI Bill lives on in the Montgomery GI Bill.
Category: The 20th Century