President Barack Obama celebrated on Monday the enactment of the new post-9/11 GI Bill providing education benefits for U.S. service members and veterans at George Mason University.
We do this not just to meet our moral obligation to those who sacrificed greatly on our behalf, on behalf of the country, said Obama, speaking at a celebration rally.
We do it because these men and women must now be prepared to lead our nation in the peaceful pursuit of economic leadership in the 21st century, he said.
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The Post-9/11 GI Bill is the most comprehensive education benefit offered to veterans since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the original GI Bill for World War II veterans in 1944.
The new Post 9/11 GI Bill will go into effect on August 1, 2009 providing education benefits for those who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept 10, 2001.
The maximum benefit under the program will allow every eligible veteran, serviceman and woman, Reservist and National Guard member to attend a public college or university for free for four years.
They are also eligible for a monthly housing stipend and up to $1,000 a year for books.