National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

The National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was established on March 3, 1865, in the United States by Congress to provide care for volunteer soldiers who had been disabled through loss of limb, wounds, disease, or injury during service in the Union forces in the Civil War. Initially, the Asylum, later called the Home, was planned to have three branches: in the northeast, in the central area north of the Ohio River and in what was then still considered the northwest, the present upper Midwest. The Board of Managers, charged with governance of the Home, added seven more branches between 1870 and 1907 as broader eligibility requirements allowed more veterans to apply for admission. The impact of World War I, producing a new veteran population of over five million men and women, brought dramatic changes to the National Home and all over governmental agencies responsible for veteran's benefits. The creation of the Veterans Administration in 1930 consolidated all veteran's programs into a single Federal agency. World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom further increased the responsibility of the nation to care for those who have served their country.

Read more about National Home For Disabled Volunteer SoldiersBeginning of The National Home, Board of Managers (1866–1916), 1916-1930

Other articles related to "national, disabled, national home for disabled volunteer soldiers, home, home for disabled volunteer soldiers, national homes, disabled volunteer soldiers":

Moshe Matalon - Biography
... During his national service, Matalon served as a paratrooper ... injured during the Yom Kippur War, and has used a wheelchair since, while practicing disabled sports and competing in javelin and shot put at the 1976 Summer Paralympics ... Between 2000 and 2008 he was chairman of the IDF Disabled Veterans' Organization, and also served as chairman of the IDF's Disabled Fund ...
George Washington Steele - Political Career - National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Marion Branch
... During his last term, he introduced legislation to establish a branch home in Grant County in the fiftieth session of congress, the measure coming up in December ... Act to authorize the location of a Branch Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Grant County, Indiana, and For Other Purposes" ... In early 1890 Steele became the first President of the First National Bank in Marion ...
Disabled Persons Railcard
... The Disabled Persons Railcard enables disabled people to travel at one-third off many fares on Great Britain’s National Rail network ...
National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Marion Branch - See Also
... Department of Veterans Affairs Marion, Indiana National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers ...
Marion, Indiana - History - National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
... On July 23, 1888, with increasing membership amongst the six National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS) National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers ... Originally, farming operations on the Home grounds included the area that is now Chambers Park ... In 1981, a Determination of Eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places for Federal Properties was made under Criteria A and C ...

Famous quotes containing the words soldiers, volunteer, national, home and/or disabled:

    Bravery in simple soldiers is a dangerous trade, to which they have bound themselves to get their livelihood.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    We should have an army so organized and so officered as to be capable in time of emergency, in cooperation with the National Militia, and under the provision of a proper national volunteer law, rapidly to expand into a force sufficient to resist all probable invasion from abroad and to furnish a respectable expeditionary force if necessary in the maintenance of our traditional American policy which bears the name of President Monroe.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)

    In 1869 he started his work for temperance instigated by three drunken men who came to his home with a paper signed by a saloonkeeper and his patrons on which was written “For God’s sake organize a temperance society.”
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    But with some small portion of real genius and a warm imagination, an author surely may be permitted a little to expand his wings and to wander in the aerial fields of fancy, provided ... that he soar not to such dangerous heights, from whence unplumed he may fall to the ground disgraced, if not disabled from ever rising anymore.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)