The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
Our numbers are starting to hurt everywhere. Our posts are hurting for young blood, and our beloved Veterans from WWII and Korea and Vietnam are growing older every day. Every State in the Union has the same problem. South Carolina has come up with a novel approach and at the National meeting, many thought the idea was good, so I am letting everyone know about it here too.
"Stop the Slide". is a program where every member goes out and brings in one new member for his Post. Once that new member signs up and pays their first years dues, that recruiter is issued the +1 pin to wear on their Cap or lapel during meetings.
This is a program that every state inthe Union can jump aboard, pins can be produced for next to nothing with the various state shapes and everyone can become a recruiter. Come on people lets get our numbers back up because Numbers mean VOTES and VOTES are the ony thngs that Politicians understand.