The Bonus Army

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by liverpool annie, May 11, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I watched a rerun of this program recently .... what an awful turn of events !! :(

    In 1924, a grateful Congress voted to give a bonus to World War I veterans - $1.25 for each day served overseas, $1.00 for each day served in the States. The catch was that payment would not be made until 1945.

    However, by 1932 the nation had slipped into the dark days of the Depression and the unemployed veterans wanted their money immediately.

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