Today is Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day, in the United States. Although Memorial Day is now often a day reserved for barbecues, summer blockbusters and the like, the holiday originated after the Civil War to honor the dead. Like Veterans’ Day, Memorial Day is an opportunity to just take a moment out of your day remember those who serve – both living and dead.
Today I want to focus on the people who give something back to the troops, particularly the USO. The nonprofit provides morale and recreational services to the U.S. military, and many entertainers have participated in live shows for the troops since the Second World War. Some photos:
For more information on the relationship between Hollywood and the United Service Organization, visit here. Have a great day, everyone.