Barbara Bush awarded USO "Woman of the Year"
Former First Lady receives Cybis "Liberty"
The United Service Organizations was founded in New York, at the request of President
Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 4, 1941 to provide human services to a greatly expanding
Today, the USO perpetuates that historic mandate by being a beacon of help, shining out
to the entire military community, from the youngest man or woman in basic training or boot
camp, to Hospitalized Veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and, most
recently, Operation Desert Storm.
Every year, the USO honors a "Woman of the Year" for her outstanding service
and dedication to the cause. Pictured above, former First Lady Barbara Bush is presented
with the famous "LIBERTY" sculpture by Theresa Rose, Cybis President at New
York's Plaza Hotel. Other past USO winners and Cybis "LIBERTY" recipients have
been Brooke Shields, Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Betty
Ford, Lady Bird Johnson, Helen Hayes and Mary Martin.
A similar sculpture, Liberty
II is available for your collection, in our
Hall of Fame Collection.