Daniel M. Dellinger
Our numbers make the difference. Elected leaders in Washington and the national media can't ignore our collective voice. Still, we could be larger and more influential. A membership of 2.3 million is not as strong as 2.5 million, and 2,5 million is not as strong as 3 million. Just after WWII, we had 1 million more members than we have today.
Our military may be smaller, but there's still a vast pool of eligible veterans to recruit. The Legion's current membership window began Aug. 2, 1990. That's nearly 24 yrs - by far the longest eligibility period in Legion history.