Due to the success of the GI Bill, colleges were overflowing with veterans seeking to continue their education. In 1946, Vassar College, like many other women's colleges, admitted 94 male students as part of a Veterans Program. The success of the program led to Vassar eventually becoming a co-ed campus that today still boasts a robust veterans program. Vassar College photo

Share your story of how the GI Bill helped you

Generations of veterans have used the GI Bill to further their educations, afford home loans, get proper health care and receive additional benefits earned through military service.

As The American Legion presents a special GI Bill exhibit at the World War II Museum in New Orleans starting June 20, veterans are encouraged to share their stories of GI Bill influence. Did you use it for college? Vocational training? A business loan? A home loan? What has the GI Bill meant to you?

Visit our Legiontown website, www.legiontown.org, to submit a story and/or photo. Submissions will be reviewed by an editor before publication online. They also will be considered for publication as part of The American Legion Magazine's special centennial issue in 2018.

Users of Twitter can also share their GI Bill story by using the hashtag #MyGIBill.