We will give our veterans a big bonus for all you do in a couple years!
How will I provide for my family without a job, money or a house?
Then the Great Depression hit and many people were left on the streets without food or shelter.
General MacArthur ordered for the evacuation of the veterans and after leaving hours for people to leave, his men crossed into their camp and a fire started ending the Bonus Army's attempt for their money, becoming a symbol of this time.
We risked our lives for this country and we need our bonus now! Let's go to Washington and demand it!
The veterans decided they were going to start a march to Washington D.C. to get their bonuses early. Thus the Bonus Army began.
This has to be some sort of communist movement. We can't pass the veteran's bill.
Actually most of them are anti-communist. They're just people that need help and have no where else to go.
We as the House of Representatives have passed the Patman Veteran's Bill.
I order you veterans to evacuate or we'll have to remove you by force!