Manchester and the USO

During WWII, thousands of service people from Grenier Army Air Base, and civilians from Manchester
participated in USO activities. This talk will discuss those activities. Much of this program is based on oral
interviews from women who were involved with USO efforts in Manchester. Many citizens of Hooksett who served in the Military would have flown out of Grenier Field and been entertained by the USO.  The Program will take place on Thursday May 28,20015 630 pm at the Hooksett Library

Their Mission: The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.  A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO

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Bob Hope entertaining troops with USO             Grenier Field  and  Air Force plan

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