29/05/1932 The Bonus Army begins to assemble in Washington, D.C.
Today in Military History: 5/29 - Bonus Army marches on Washington
The March of the Bonus Army
Bonus Army was an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers, 17,000 U.S. World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups, who gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Many of the veterans had been out of work since the Great Depression.