For American Legion to stay relevant, it’s time to draw in younger veterans

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For American Legion to stay relevant, it’s time to draw in younger veterans

A wall of photos of past American Legion Post No. 28 leaders is a stark representation that the organization’s demographic is older people. Chairman Mike Goodwin, back, and post commander Dick Messier want to change that.
American Legion Post 28 chairman Mike Goodwin, left, post commander Dick Messier, center, and member Anthony Madril say younger members will reinvigorate the post, and older vets are open to new ideas from a younger generation.

For American Legion to stay relevant, it’s time to draw in younger veterans

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A wall of photos of past American Legion Post No. 28 leaders is a stark representation that the organization’s demographic is older people. Chairman Mike Goodwin, back, and post commander Dick Messier want to change that.
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American Legion Post 28 chairman Mike Goodwin, left, post commander Dick Messier, center, and member Anthony Madril say younger members will reinvigorate the post, and older vets are open to new ideas from a younger generation.
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