USO Show with Bob Hope, 1944

Title

USO Show with Bob Hope, 1944

Description

The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although congressionally chartered, it is not a government agency. The USO operates 160 centers worldwide. the USO has provided American troops stationed around the world with entertainment from a variety of celebrities. One of the biggest supporters of the USO was Bob Hope, and in all he headlined over 60 tours with the USO, spanning countless decades from World War II to the Persian Gulf War. In all, the Bob Hope Christmas USO tour lasted over 34 years. In 1997 Bob Hope was named the nation's first honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces for his dedication and comitment to entertaining America's troops by President Bill Clinton.

Creator

U.S. Army

Date

1943

Source

http://nengm.org/wp-content/uploads/bob_hope1.jpg

Relation

For Further Exploration Please Visit http://www.uso.org/

Rights

A photograph of Bob Hope performing before American troops during one of his USO shows.

Source: United Service Organizations. (2012, September 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:18, October 4, 2012, from http://bit.ly/QwwBrR

Publisher

U.S. Army

Contributor

U.S. Army

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Event

Identifier

Bob Hope, Department of Defense, Entertainment, USO

Coverage

United States

Files

bobhopesoldiers.jpg

Reference

U.S. Army, USO Show with Bob Hope, 1944, U.S. Army, 1943

Cite As

U.S. Army, “USO Show with Bob Hope, 1944,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 8, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/155.