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A message from membership: Explain the value of joining

"Oftentimes when I speak to a younger veteran and ask them to join The American Legion, they say, ‘I don’t have time to participate.’ I always tell them that we are not asking for their participation in the post right now, but their membership is important because it gives The American Legion the voice to speak to the president of the United States and to Congress about its ongoing veterans advocacy efforts. Legion leadership gets to stand in front of Congress and say, ‘We represent the 2.4 million veterans of The American Legion.’

Let young veterans know that if they are not at a point in their life where they can participate in post meetings and events, that their membership is still important and that their service and participation with the organization will come along as life changes."

Kenneth Orrock, chairman of The American Legion’s National Membership & Post Activities Committee

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