Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today signed a joint resolution sponsored by Assembly Republicans Alison Littell McHose and Mary Pat Angelini that designates the second week of November as “Veterans’ Education Awareness Week.”
“We need to help returning veterans discover the productive educational opportunities they have earned,” said McHose, R – Sussex, Warren and Morris. “Some veterans may be unaware of the valuable resources available to them as they transition to civilian life. Veterans should know they have a future after their time in the military is completed.”
McHose’s husband, Morgan, recently returned from his latest deployment in Afghanistan, and has been previously deployed to Kosovo and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with the New Jersey Army National Guard.
“Many veterans are not familiar with these beneficial programs that can help launch them on a successful career path,” said Angelini, R – Monmouth. “Higher education is a powerful tool that provides career opportunities. Making sure veterans know they have the chance to further their skills is a way of expressing our gratitude.”
By establishing “Veterans’ Education Awareness Week,” the resolution (SJR-41/AJR 17) promotes the various resources available from the “Post 9/11 GI Bill” to help veterans attend college.