Veterans Affair Samantha Vega

(Date founded) Established as an independent agency under the President by Executive Order 5398 of July 21, 1930, was elevated to Cabinet level on March 15, 1989

(Current Head) David J Shulkin

(photo of) Current Head of department
Veterans Affair Seal

The Veterans Affair is responsible for providing services for all American Veterans. Veterans are provided with health care services benefits programs and access to national cemeteries. The department also provides life insurance to service members. VBA'S housing program provides them with loans to purchase homes. The GI Bill also provides them with free education to college, provides up to 36 month of school. The GI Bill also supports apprenticeships and job training. The veterans benefits could also help support their families/spouses. The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for Veterans of any nation in the world, with roots that can be traced back to 1636. There are 18.8 million veterans in the United States, according to the most recent statistics from the US Census.

The veterans have their own holiday on NOV 11TH. On this day us citizens show appreciation to those fighting for our country..
Vet showing appreciation to their country! Raising the flag of the United States on Nov the 11th.
A photo of a proud veteran fighting for the U.S.A! In full uniform ready to serve their country.
A veteran saluting another. This is their way of greeting another solider in a respectful way.
A memorial to help people remember the soldiers who died for the country. There are many around the world to show appreciation.
Vets socializing with civilians. Getting time off to enjoy spending time with family and friends.
The Army men supporting and helping out at a funeral to a former army man. Paying respects to one who died fighting for the country.
The army singing and saying the pledge. Celebrating what they do for the U.S on a very special day Nov 11th.
The Army on ground. The Army in action fighting in a war.
The Navy Officers at a ceremony.

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Created with images by DonkeyHotey - "Department of Veterans Affairs Seal" • DonkeyHotey - "Department of Veterans Affairs Seal" • The U.S. Army - "Veterans Day" • campdarby - "American Flag" • USFWS Headquarters - "Steve Segin-Mountain-Prairie-Region" • US Army Africa - "VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2009 - US ARMY AFRICA - 091110 (04)" • US Army Africa - "Tunisia Staff Ride - U.S. Army Africa Soldiers apply WWII North Africa campaign lessons to current mission - May 2010" • familymwr - "Military dog stands to greet Families, Survivor Outreach Services Family & MWR Command, 100724" • Beverly & Pack - "Dignified Transfer of Remains" • familymwr - "Rehearsal photos" • US Army Africa - "U.S. Army Africa: Liberia Security Sector Reform 090419"

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