Military Affairs and Defense

Veterans' Retraining and Reemployment Committees

SECTION 30-23-1

§ 30-23-1. Purpose of chapter.

By order of the President of the United States on February 24, 1944, there was established in the Office of War Mobilization a retraining and reemployment administration to have general supervision and direction of activities relating to the retraining and reemployment of persons discharged or released from the armed services and to develop programs for that purpose and for the adequate care of those veterans, including physical and occupational therapy for the wounded and disabled and the resumption of education interrupted by the war. By its order issued May 17, 1944, the retraining and reemployment administration outlined a plan for the establishment and maintenance of veterans' information service centers in local communities by which it sought to provide a way to merge the interest of all organizations, federal, state, local, and civic, in the rehabilitation and assistance of veterans. To aid in the carrying out of this plan, the retraining and reemployment administration established in each state a veterans' service committee consisting of a representative of the Selective Service System, the War Manpower Commission, and the Veterans Administration with power to enlarge its membership to include representation from local organizations or to represent the federal government on state committees of the same nature. The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the establishment of local veterans' retraining and reemployment committees and the establishment and maintenance of veterans' information service centers by the several cities and towns in this state to the end that all veterans may be furnished in their own communities with full information with respect to their various rights and privileges under federal and state laws and with adequate advice and assistance in securing the benefits thereof and in solving the problems of readjusting their lives from war to peacetime activities.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1945, ch. 1585, § 1; P.L. 1948, ch. 2107, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 30-23-1.)