By Tim Leeds 

Veterans groups try to adapt to changing times


Veterans groups try to adapt to changing time

Shrinking memberships prompt changes in

recruitment tactics

Two of the groups holding ceremonies today to honor the service of men and women in the American military are struggling — with varying success — to try to stem a decline in membership.

"Unfortunately, we haven't had new recruits for a very long time," said Bill Bilger, commander of the Havre Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 497. "That's one of the reasons we had to close the doors on the club."

The VFW and its auxiliary, along with the American Legion Post 11 and its auxiliary, a...

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