Josh Theilen is a young guy with a family. He's also the Commander of the American Legion in Clinton.
He's hoping in 2019 to not only recruit younger veterans to their organization but keep them engaged. A challenge seen across the board for Legion posts, Theilen believes this is a challenge that might simply be met by better communicating.
Being a young man with a family, Theilen can relate to the challenge of balancing family and a career and everything else. He feels if younger veterans could dedicate just two hours of their year to one event, they'd have more than enough help to make everything run smoothly.
The generational gap is nothing new to the Legion. Theilen explains this has been something they have faced before and as veterans begin to get older, they find the time and desire to begin to give back.
If you're interested in joining the American Legion in Clinton, you can reach out to the post via Facebook, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can stop into their location at 219 North Elizabeth Street or call 217-935-5183.