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    From another Member –

    Legions are closing all over the country for many reasons. In large part, the Legions have been taken over by Associate members who have no, or few, ties to the military. Not many Executive boards have Vets in charge. On the face, the Associates make hay about the Legion goals, but few really take it to heart. They have become little social empires that really don’t think much about the vets. They have trouble looking past next weekks meat draw. They have been told time and again, that in order to survive, they have to reach out and attracts the current crop of returning vets, but they don’t. It would likely mean that down the line the Executive boards would return back to ex military people and the Associates don’t want that. It’s sad to go to Legion functions and see everyone at the head table wearing only Legion medals on the right and nothing on the left side.