July 28, 2011

July 28: Bonus Army in Washington, D. C.

In 1932, veterans from all over the country came to Washington D.C. They wanted the bonuses they had been promised for their service, and they wanted it sooner, rather than later.

After all, it was the height of the Depression...

Read article here.

Pictured: the burning of the Bonus Army's "Hooverville" in Ancostia Flats. Photo by Signal Corp Photographer, 1932.

No comments: