By Tim Kowols
American Legion Posts across the country are experiencing the same issue Billy Weiss Post 527 in Sister Bay has: dwindling membership numbers. According to the Kane County Chronicle, the American Legion boasts 2.3 million members, down 800,000 from 25 years ago. While posts have a positive impact in community, American Legion Posts hope to help out their fellow veterans and their families through financial support when times are tough and connect them to the proper services. Post Commander Bill Becker says with many of their members veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, there are not enough younger members to fill their void.
Many American Legion Posts meet on a monthly basis including Billy Weiss Post 527, which meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Sister Bay Village Hall.