Thank Jim Webb for the Post-9/11 GI Bill

The legislation has helped more than a million troops, vets and family members.

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which to date has supported more than one million active duty folks, vets and their family members in pursuit of a higher education.

The bill exists thanks to Marine Vietnam veteran, former Navy secretary and one-term Virginia Senator Jim Webb, who pushed it in 2008 despites strong opposition from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and President Bush.

Webb is also a prolific writer, and the best way I know to thank a writer is to buy a book – at full retail. I’m partial to The Emperor's General, a marvelous tale of Japan under the rule of General Douglas McArthur after World War II.