Photo by Metro ServiceThe federal government’s contribution from 1944 through 1951 was $14.5 billion dollars. Each dollar invested in veteran education during that period returned $6.90 by the end of the decade in additional tax revenue and national economic output. ■ By Bert Anderson / Contributed Memorial Day affords a grateful nation the opportunity to honor the valiant men and women who stepped forward to save this troubled planet as it spiraled down the black hole of international fascism. Their courage, and selfless sacrifice, stifled the scream of the 20th Century. And yet, they had more to give. After the victory speeches and celebrations, these hardy veterans quickly shed their uniforms.

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