U.S. Representative and World War II veteran Ralph Hall
U.S. Representative and World War II veteran John Dingell
We salute the last of the World War II veterans of the U.S. Congress: Representative John Dingell, Michigan Democrat, and Ralph Hall, Texas Republican, have left Capitol Hill, making the 2015 Congress the first in 70 years with no World War II veterans among its members. The end of that war saw a great influx of veterans; their numbers included John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
So this is the end of an era. Dingell describes himself and Hall as the "last leaves on a tree." We thank them for their military and their political service. We salute all the aging and disabled veterans who have served us. Aid and attendance benefits may be available for certain veterans who need help paying for their care. To find out more, click here.