Guest Post – There’ll Be A Hot Time… by GPCox
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Entertainment for troops at home also provided sources for a social life to the civilians and gave the war drive efforts an available stage. The USO is usually the organization that comes to mind for most of us. They had 59 companies going abroad to entertain, but they also provided amusement for those in the U.S. Just about every city had a USO center for dancing, conversation, food and getting the opportunity to see celebrities. The Red Cross would usually set themselves up in these centers and supply baskets of goodies free of charge to the troops. They strove to become a home away from home for the men. Today, in the Midwest, a group of volunteers re-enact the USO and WW2 era in parades, ceremonies and living…
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