On this day in leadership history in 1932, over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding their bonuses. After four years or protests by thousands more veterans, Congress passed the Adjusted Compensation Payment Act in 1936, authorizing the immediate payment of the $2 billion in World War I bonuses, and then overrode Roosevelt’s veto of the measure.
What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders seek to be peacekeepers while consistently supporting the right cause. Choose today to do the same thing regardless of the backlash or consequences.
Bonus Army – Wikipedia