United Service Organizations

Title

United Service Organizations

Description

World War II era poster of a smiling soldier and nurse.
 
Supporting America’s troops was the first mission of the USO. In 1941, as it became clear that the nation was heading into World War II, several organizations mobilized to support the growing U.S. military: the Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association, National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board.
 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt created synergy among these agencies by forming the United Service Organizations, with the objective of providing the emotional support the troops needed.
 
Over time, the USO has evolved, developing new programs and services to meet the ever-changing needs of the troops and their families, while holding fast to the original mission.

Creator

Hayden Hayden

Date

Unknown

Source

https://www.pritzkermilitary.org/cdm-image-cache/p16630coll21409-409.jpeg

Rights

Source: History of USO. (n.d.). USO. Retrieved October 12, 2012, from http://www.uso.org/history.aspx

Publisher

Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Contributor

Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Format

Medium: Poster.

Language

English

Type

Poster

Identifier

USO, United Service Organization, WWII, World War II, Posters, Military, United States, YWCA, Salvation Army, FDR

Coverage

United States

Files

https://www.pritzkermilitary.org/cdm-image-cache/p16630coll21409-409.jpeg

Reference

Hayden Hayden, United Service Organizations, Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Unknown

Cite As

Hayden Hayden, “United Service Organizations,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/368.