Friday, August 19, 2005


I wanted to mention the USO. It was very important to me when I was in the military. And, no, I did not serve in the Civil War, as is commonly believed. But, it was during a time when the USO was an important link to home. I have included the link to the primary USO website as well as one to the USO location in the airport where I work. One of my co-workers, John, donates a considerable amount of his time to the USO. I would like to thank him for the support that he gives to the military.

USO Background

Since before the United States entered World War II, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been a bridge between the American people and the U.S. military. In times of peace and war, the USO has consistently delivered its special brand of comfort, morale and recreational services to service members and their families. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support USO activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. Government but is supported by the President of the United States and the Department of Defense. Each President has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO since its inception.

The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress—and enduring style of USO delivery—is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military.

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