American Legion Post #155 Attracts younger members; offers free WI-FI Access
American Legion Post #155, in Crystal River, not only is seeking younger veterans but has been attracting them as well. Jay Conti Sr. one of the younger members of Post 155 and a global war on terrorism veteran, helped in establishing a WI-FI Access point for its members who would like to come in and enjoy the veterans organization facilities and at the same time bring their PDA's or laptop in and browse the world wide web.
The Post 155 Family which consists of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, Sons Of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders, is over 1,650 members strong and growing every year. The American Legion family is the world's largest veterans' organization with over 4 million members worldwide.
With Internet cafes opening up and charging $3-$5 or more an hour to browse the web, its completely free at American Legion Post 155. "Many young Veterans’ have heard stories about Legionnaires getting together to drink and tell of their stories from World War II, Korea or Vietnam," Conti said. "We meet to plan our future and approve methods to accomplish them. Most of us don't have time to talk about the past as we are too busy planning our future events!"
"Not only are we on the Web with our web site www.Post155.org but we are on the social networks like Twitter, Facebook, My Space, Flicker and even the American Legion's own network Blog called "Burn Pit" and more following other members."