There was a birthday party at Fort Drum Tuesday to recognize the organization that has supported soldiers since World War II.

The USO, or United Service Organization, provided the cake and food on post to celebrate its 73rd birthday.

The USO participates in every homecoming and deployment ceremony and provides a place where soldiers here or at 160 other locations around the world can stop by to take a break.

The USO has also provided entertainment for the troops and a host of other support services.

Happy birthday!