by Jim Fausone
VSOs play an important role in the reintegration of troops into society and the delivery of veteran benefits information. The reduction in members is of concern to the survival of VSOs. These groups have to make themselves more relevant to today's veterans. The groups are adopting the use of social media.
The American Legion has about 20,000 Facebook members. IAVA has 169,000 supporters on Facebook. VFW has 64,000 Facebook followers. Connecting by use of social media is just one step in remaining relevant. Others are discussed in the attached article.