1941 – 1945 – World War II Operations

The heart of Washington, as many as 200,000 passengers passed through the station in a single day. The Presidential Suite was converted in December 1941 to a USO Lounge, which served 6.5 million military service members before closing on May 31, 1946.

Servicemen’s Canteen at Washington, D.C. Union Station during World War II