Department of Veterans Affairs

An entire department devoted to veterans.

In the spirit of Veteran’s Day, formerly Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I, let’s take a look at the Department of Veterans Affairs

The United States government assists veterans, both within the Department of Defense and in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the 14th of the 15 Cabinet-level departments in the executive branch. Read here to better understand the history of the department and it’s role.

Peruse the government site in an effort to answer the questions that follow.


Questions for Completion

1. What are some unique things the organization does?

2. What issues are they taking on now? Why do you think they are focusing on these particular issues?

3. What accomplishments have they made?

4.  Who is the Secretary of Veterans Affairs?  And what background does the secretary have?