First USO music festival

First USO music festival at Point Defiance  July 29, 1945. Six thousand music lovers sat on the grass to listen to the 362nd Army Band from Fort Lewis play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Also performing were the 29th Special Service Band directed by Sgt. Earnest Hayden and the 25 voice Naval choir from Bremerton. Photograph from the Helen Stafford collection.

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