The American Legion’s traveling GI Bill exhibit is headed to New York City and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex.
“The Greatest Legislation: An American Legion Centennial Salute to the GI Bill” will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25-27 as part of Memorial Day weekend/Fleet Week activities at the Intrepid museum, on Pier 86 at 12th Ave. and 46th St. in Manhattan. All activities on the pier are free, including a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 27.
The American Legion’s exhibit documents the story of the “greatest legislation,” which The American Legion originally drafted and pushed to passage in 1943 and 1944. It features illustrated panels, video kiosks and artifacts that show the dramatic story of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, the massive effects it had on U.S. society and the ongoing effort to continue improving it for new generations, through to the passage of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 – the “Forever GI Bill.”