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USO: For the Troops

USO: For the Troops

For 75 years, the United Service Organizations (USO) has lifted the spirits of American soldiers and has kept service personnel connected to their families and country while abroad. From its inception just prior to American involvement in World War II, the USO has remained steadfastly committed to its mission of increasing morale amongst our servicemen and women. USO: For the Troops conveys the fast pace and complex logistics of a modern USO tour and underlines the importance of the organization not just for service people, but for America as a whole.

While some aspects of war have greatly changed, the need for connection, entertainment, and care within our armed forces has not. Interviews with past performers and celebrities are interspersed with moving first-person accounts from veterans and historians who discuss the USO’s mission and impact. By showcasing the horrors of war alongside the morale-building activities of the USO and its volunteers, this film creates a comprehensive view of the lasting impact of the USO and shares new insights into American culture and the realities American soldiers face while overseas.

60 min., NR           

Thu., Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Treaty Site History Center, FREE.

The Nicollet County Historical Society and Saint Peter Community and Family Education present our fourteenth season of documentary films! Films are shown at the Treaty Site History Center and are free to the public.