After the war in Vietnam, many soldiers returned to a climate in which their service was denigrated and they were seen as villains. The USO provided a space for them to escape this controversy. Today, the USO still provides spaces for connection, whether with other soldiers or family members.

Click here to watch the full “USO - For the Troops” documentary.

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.