I am a child of the Great Depression who lived the American dream, one far greater than I could imagine.
Since I was a veteran of World War II, the GI Bill made it possible for me to finish my university education debt free. It made it possible to get a loan for my first home. While teaching, I completed my doctorate.
At the time I needed help, my country provided the start. With its investment in me, America gained a taxpayer never to be on the "dole."