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Veteran Service Organizations

January 01, 2013

Jim Fausone

Veterans Disability Attorney

We work with hundreds of veterans every week.  We also work with VSO’s on a weekly basis and know the good they perform. We have been concerned that the ranks of the VSOs have been diminishing as WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans pass on.  For example, the American Legion in Michigan has seen its 100,000 membership in the 1990s drop to 70,000 in 2012.  With an average 10 to 15-year gap between a veteran’s time getting out of the military and joining a service group, the two leading organizations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, are battling to hang on until reinforcements hit. A good article on VSO’s need to and effort at involving younger vets.

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