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Cyber-Post 623 Rethinks Recruiting

Cyber-Post 623 rethinks recruiting 
Two veterans use blog to attract younger veterans to Chicago Legion

Contributing Reporter

Forest Park’s American Legion Post 414 and Chicago’s Paul Revere Post 623 have much in common. Both are about 80 years old, and both contend with dwindling membership.

Post 623 not only declined from 300 active members to 26, it lost its longstanding meeting hall near Grand Avenue and Western Boulevard, in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.¬† This reversal hasn’t discouraged Post Commander Byron Watson or his best friend Paul Knudtson, though. In an attempt to boost membership and appeal to younger veterans, Knudtson and Watson created the Paul Revere 623 Community blog, as an outreach effort. Continue reading