Choosing to Serve…YOU

“Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.” – Simone Weil

As we celebrate America’s independence this week, I would like to remind you about your ability to choose. The average American makes thousands of choices a day. So many, in fact, that there is such a thing as “decision fatigue.”Freedom

Some of us enjoy our freedom to make choices at home (i.e. how many times to hit the snooze button, when to let the toddler win, how to prioritize the to-do list and so on). For others, the choice has been to serve America in the armed forces.

Our Veterans, service members and their families have chosen to sacrifice the daily choices we take for granted by serving our country. In turn, Minnesota is choosing to give back. Updates were recently made to the Minnesota GI Bill to provide post-secondary educational assistance to eligible Minnesota Veterans, non-veterans who served in the military and eligible spouses and children…now from ANY era of service.

Independence Day 4th JulyPlease spread the word regarding this recent change, which takes effect for fall 2013. Learn more about the Minnesota GI Bill and, if you have questions, connect with an MDVA Higher Education Veterans Program Regional Coordinator.

Happy Independence Day!

Contributed by: Nicole Seifert | Sr. Online Advisor

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