75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DRAWS SENATE’S PRAISE
By Jeff Schrade
Washington DC – Seventy-five years ago today, July 21, 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order which created a single federal agency to deal with veterans, combining various veterans programs into one organization. Seventy-five years later, that action has earned the praise of the U.S. Senate.
“Today, in the U.S. Senate, I have introduced a resolution honoring those who have served in, and those who have been served by, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its predecessor agency,” said U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho). “As Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, I am honored to offer public recognition of this auspicious anniversary and, more importantly, the fine work being done every day by over 237,000 VA employees.”………..