I often hear questions from older established Veteran organizations wondering why younger Veterans do not join their organizations. I usually respond with "be active conducting outreach in the community and don't sit in a building drinking alcohol excluding our next generation. What say you RP followers?
Posted >1 y ago
Not doomed to extinction but doomed to downsizing for sure. Unless some conventional war breaks out and great armies engage in sweeping battles of combined arms. As for younger members, don't expect them in any great numbers regardless of the size of our active duty forces. They are too busy building and living their lives. Veteran Organizations are for the old.
These organizations are still needed today and I believe even more now than ever. With the Declining numbers of veterans as the WWII and other generations and less serving. These organizations are key to keeping benefits that they fought congress for and continue to fight for. They are the PAC for the veterans. The need for younger generations to join is more important so they can become involved and step in the breach to keep the fight going for benefits. Without these organizations there is no doubt in my mind that when congress needs to cut the budget this will become one place they will cut if we don't have these organizations to keep the needs of veterans in the forefront. Many things can be hidden in a congressional bill that is over 15k in pages that no one reads. Thus they are needed. Yes they need to adjust and adapt to newer times but that can only happen if newer generations join them. The infusion of new blood is necessary to keep fighting for the benefits for those that cant fight anymore.
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