Facebook fans nearing 10,000

A drive to raise The American Legion Online Update's Facebook fans to 10,000 was launched April 15 and has brought in more than 3,200 new fans in less than five days. Help us keep that momentum going so we can hit 10,000 in the next few days and then focus on a new goal: 20,000 Facebook fans by the national convention in August.

Simply go to our Facebook page and click on "like" (Facebook no longer has the "Become a fan" feature). The Legion's official Facebook page is a great source of information, providing direct links to the biggest stories on the Legion's Web site and the Burn Pit blog site, as well as to news stories from all over the Internet that are of interest to Legion family members. And it's also a great place to interact with your fellow Legionnaires; on two separate days in March and April, there were 179 and 180 interactions, respectively, posted by fans to the page.

On our Twitter page, The American Legion has experienced a similar rapid growth since the Nov. 8 launching of the organization's new Web site. In about five months, the Legion's number of followers has nearly doubled, almost amassing 2,000 followers - a rather significant milestone. Help continue the growth by signing up for Twitter and following the Legion. The interactive feed gives up-to-the-minute updates on Legion events, military news and veterans concerns.