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This Day in Georgia History

March 08, 1945

State Department of Veterans Service Created

Gov. Ellis Arnall signed legislation creating the State Department of Veterans Service. The new agency’s purpose was to assist returning veterans with a variety of educational, medical, employment, housing, financial, and other services. One of the first things the new agency did was to publish a booklet for returning veterans outlining the variety of services available to them. The agency also created regional DVS offices around the state to assist the tens of thousands of returning veterans.