Anyone is welcome to attend this
special event, sponsored and hosted by the Healthy Communities
Partnership and its Senior Issues Task Force. The 14-piece Jim
Markum Swing Band is the featured entertainment for the evening. The
Logan County Salvation Army is providing doughnuts.
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 and joined to form the United Service Organizations to
support the growing U.S. military. These included 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.
Decades later, thousands of USO
workers and volunteers coordinate to provide a home away from home
for U.S. troops, including bringing celebrities to entertain
soldiers on the front line and keeping them connected to their
families during deployments.
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Seniors and veterans of all ages will
receive free admission to the USO dance. Community members are also
welcome to attend for $3 per person or $5 per couple.
The Healthy Communities Partnership
is a collaborative organization comprised of dozens of community
agencies. It is supported in part by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation. For updates, like Healthy Communities Partnership on