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Students share Legion knowledge

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Students share Legion knowledge
Photo by James V. Carroll

Five small working groups gathered Wednesday for the fourth day of American Legion National College in Indianapolis.

Each small group, representing a fictional American Legion post, gave a 20-minute presentation covering an aspect on or program of the American Legion. The fictional posts were located in rural, suburban or inner city areas. A cyber and active duty post were also included.

Topics covered in the presentations included organizing and running an Oratorical program; providing American Legion service officers with training to best serve women veterans and their issues; developing a program to assist in the development and revitalization of a post; and creating a module for a new member orientation.

National staff leadership, as well as Past National Commander Butch Miller, critiqued each group following their presentation.

"It is apparent that you all have been doing your homework," Miller said. "If you go back home and practice what you have learned here, then the future of The American Legion is in good hands."

Additionally, National Commander Fang A. Wong and National Adjutant Daniel Wheeler thanked the students for their participation in Legion College and answered questions the Legionnaires had.

The 52 students will graduate tomorrow from Legion College.

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