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Saturday, February 4, 2017


February 4th 1941 was the start of the USO. The USO is the United Service Organizations that united six civilian organizations under one known as the USO. President Nixon proclaimed USO Day on February 4th 1971. This was the 30th anniversary of the organization.

The Salvation Army, The YMCA, The YWCA, The National Catholic Community service, The National Travelers Aid Association, and the National Jewish Welfare Board are all under the roof of the USO.

In 1947 Harry S. Truman closed the USO and honorably discharged it from service. When the Korean War began it was reactivated in 1951 The USO offers entertainment to the troops at war. Bob Hope was one of those entertainers. USO centers act as troops home away from home. Many major airports have centers where troops can get information and help with ironing out travel snafus.

Care packages, international phone cards and more help that troops need to feel more connected to home from faraway stations are all things that the USO does to strive to help soldiers. The USO intends to continue its mission til every one comes home

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