Memorial Day 2011

Between 1941 and 1945 alone, over 400,000 brave Americans gave their lives in the deadliest military conflict in history. We will gather in remembrance this May 30th to commemorate Memorial Day, which honors the men and women who have died in service while in the military. Since 1971, this federal holiday has been recognized on the last Monday in May. …

Pierce Hale, 1940s Private Eye: Short Fiction

The following is an excerpt from “Pierce Hale, Private Eye: The Honeymoon Killer” a short story submitted by 1940s.org and published on Ezine Articles: It was 7:30 on a Saturday evening as Pierce Hale was escorted to the back of Club Dahlia. Sitting at a table made of mahogany, pouring from a slender green bottle and occasionally leaning back to blow smoke rings, …

Founded in the 1940s – History of the USO

Ever since the 1940s, the USO (United Service Organizations) has existed to provide recreational, entertainment and morale-lifting services to U.S. military service personnel worldwide. Although a non-profit and non-government organization, the USO is in partnership with the Department of Defense, which provides funding and logistics. Private and public contributions are also majorly involved in supporting the USO, which is commonly …