Brought on by widespread poverty and hunger, 15,000 unemployed World War I veterans marched on Washington D.C. demanding payment of a war bonus they had been promised. After two months, American veterans were subjected to a forced eviction ordered by President Herbert Hoover and executed by U.S. Army troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower and Major George S. Patton.This traumatic event which resulted in the death of at 3, over 50 injuries and 135 arrests set the stage for the creation of the Veterans Administration, encouraging a responsible government to those separated from service.Taking care of America’s veterans has always been a battle. And not all veterans issues are helped through the VA. That is why the Veterans Law Project is formed.
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