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|VFW Posts Making Strides in Getting Younger
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- VFW posts in Missouri and Illinois are getting younger.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that about 2,600 new members signed up with Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Missouri last year, and about 8,000 did so in Illinois. The new members include many veterans in their 20s and 30s.
Many posts are reaching out to younger veterans by adding Wi-Fi, hosting sports leagues and providing dances with live music. Others are using social media such as Facebook to recruit.
Some have simply taken the old-fashioned approach of reaching out in person to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, asking them to join.
They stress the camaraderie and support that is available.
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