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Mason Lecture
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

The Greatest Legislation: The GI Bill—Then and Now

5:00 p.m. Reception  |  6:00 p.m. Discussion

The General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series on World War II

Join us for an engaging evening dedicated to the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, or the GI Bill, and its long-lasting effects on the country as a whole.

A free reception precedes a partnered forum with The American Legion and its 100th Anniversary Committee featuring former US senator James Webb, who introduced and championed the Post-9/11 GI Bill of 2009; VA Deputy Under Secretary for Employment Opportunity Curtis Coy; Student Veterans of America CEO and President Jared Lyon; and American Legion Assistant Director of Veterans Employment and Education John Kamin. The panel discussion will also include remarks from the Museum’s Founding President and CEO Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD, as well as American Legion Executive Director Verna Jones. Theodore Roosevelt IV, American Legion 100th Anniversary honorary committee chairman, will serve as moderator. Guests will conclude the evening with a question-and-answer session during which they’re invited to share how the GI Bill influenced their lives.

The forum also serves as the launch of The Greatest Legislation: An American Legion Salute to the GI Bill, a special exhibition going on display June 20 in the Museum's Malcolm S. Forbes Theater Lobby.

Register for this event online or over the phone at 504-528-1944 x 412.

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Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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