This Day In History: 1936-02-03
The American Legion Post held a special meeting to assist veterans in filling their applications for their bonus “baby bonds”. Special fingerprinting equipment was obtained for the purpose of helping the 48 Mahwah veterans who were eligible. Any war veteran under the rank of major was eligible to receive $1 per day of stateside service and $1.25 per day for foreign service. The average veteran was expected to receive about $800. When the bonuses were paid Mahwah was expected to experience a brief return of prosperity.