War Memorial Civic Center

War Memorial Civic Center


DeRidder, Louisiana (LA), US
The DeRidder USO building was the first separate facility used as a United Service Organization Club in the US. It was completed in 1941 and served as a center for thousands of troops stationed in the DeRidder area during WWII.

After the war the building was purchased by the American Legion Post #27. In 1946 the citizens of Beauregard parish voted a tax for its maintenance. It was named War Memorial Civic Center in memory of 47 Beauregard parish boys who gave their lives in WWII.
The DeRidder USO building was the first separate facility used as a United Service Organization Club in the US. It was completed in 1941 and served as a center for thousands of troops stationed in the DeRidder area during WWII.

After the war the building was purchased by the American Legion Post #27. In 1946 the citizens of Beauregard parish voted a tax for its maintenance. It was named War Memorial Civic Center in memory of 47 Beauregard parish boys who gave their lives in WWII.
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By: kkeps

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