1941 - Hollywood Goes to War (WW II)
Hollywood, California - In 1941, Bob Hope gave his first USO show at California's March Field. We found this on YouTube.com video done by GoldenEraDame that states, "The USO was founded in 1941 in response to a request from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide morale and recreation services to U.S. uniformed military personnel. Roosevelt was elected as its honorary chairman. This request brought together six civilian organizations: the Salvation Army, Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA), Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Service, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board. They were brought together under one umbrella to support U.S. troops.
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