The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club, since 1919 continues to fulfill its mission, as the only private organization in the New York area to provide accommodations at subsidized rates and club-type facilities for servicemen and servicewomen, military retirees and veterans and their families visiting New York City. General James F. Amos, Mitzi Perdue, Robert McManus and special guest General David Howell Petraeus. PHOTO of USO girls, please credit herbertcollection.com.
Founded in 1919
“Serving Those Who Have Served Their Country”
“To promote the general welfare of men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States and its Allies, and their families, by maintaining and offering club and lodging rooms”
In 1919, Mrs. Cornelia Barnes Rogers and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. with General John J. Pershing founded The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club. In war and peace, without any U.S. Government funding and supported solely by donations of patriotic Citizens, it has ever since been a “Home Away From Home” for over 2,500,00 men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. We have exisited now for over ninety years with our warm, friendly, and safe enviroment providing hospitality and accommodations for 15,000 Armed Forces personnel annually.
With the continued help of our patriotic friends, it always will be.
General John J. Pershing Mrs. Cornelia Barnes Rogers
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.