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WASHINGTON – The nearly 1.7 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary are applauding President Trump for signing into law today the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. The new Forever GI Bill will have an unparalleled impact on America’s service members, veterans and their families because it protects the benefits they’ve earned, expands access and eligibility, and properly recognizes the long service and sacrifice of the one percent of Americans who have voluntarily put their personal lives on hold to fight an unimaginable multi-front war for almost 16 years.

 WASHINGTON – The nearly 1.7 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary are applauding President Trump for signing into law today the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. The new Forever GI Bill will have an unparalleled impact on America’s service members, veterans and their families because it protects the benefits they’ve earned, expands access and eligibility, and properly recognizes the long service and sacrifice of the one percent of Americans who have voluntarily put their personal lives on hold to fight an unimaginable multi-front war for almost 16 years.

“The VFW is proud to have played a key role in its creation and passage,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman, “because the new law comes none too soon for more than 30 GI Bill recipients at a for-profit law school in Charlotte, N.C., that suddenly closed yesterday.”

As with earlier for-profit school closures, the VFW is offering impacted student veterans emergency grants of up to $5,000 to help them through the transition as they wait for their educational benefit and living stipend are restored. For more information or to apply for the Unmet Needs emergency assistance grant, click here.