American Legion seeking ‘new blood’
Maria Herlihy — May 5 2018 12:00 AM
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The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris and is a non-profit, patriotic, wartime vetrans organization and has since grown to be the nation’s largest wartime organization of 2.5 million worldwide members. It was founded on the values, contributions and sacrificies of those who answered their country’s call to arms.
A person who is seeking to join must have served in the marine corps, coast guard, army or the air force. However, Pat Mulcahy explained that they did not have to have been in combat but they must have served in the army during war time.
“I’m afraid our members are dwindling downwards due to age and this year we lost four members,” he said.
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Sadly true. Seems like the young vets don’t join either the AL or the VFW.
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