Editorial: Veterans still need advocacy groups



To many people, an American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars post evokes an image of older men sharing a beer and swapping war stories.

While there’s still some of that, it is far from the reality of today’s veterans organizations, and it’s a stereotype the groups are seeking to dispel.

Just as today’s veterans, especially those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, differ in some respects from those who served in the Korean War, so too are the organizations that seek to serve their needs.

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