In 2016, a one-hour independent documentary by Partisan Pictures, made possible by Johnson & Johnson, and showcased the USO as a connection to family, home and country for service members since 1941.

Part of the documentary talked about how, despite pervasive racism in the American South during World War II, the USO adhered to its policy to provide a home away from home for all service members.

In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Black soldiers at Camp Shelby found a safe place to relax, socialize, and let their guard down at the East 6th Street USO.

You can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at USO locations around the world.