Image from page 10 of "The American Legion Weekly [Volume 2, No. 15 (May 7, 1920)]" (1920)
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the United States in anyactive capacity during the greatwar. The next step, then, will be toenroll the minority. That is abridge to be crossed after thebridgehead has been carried. This setting of the drive for May17 to 22 does not give any Legion-naire much time. You are readingthese words some ten days, or less,in advance of the opening day. YourPost Adjutant already has receivedword of the coming drive from theDepartment Adjutant; the Post Ad-jutant has called a meeting to con-sider the drive and you have madeplans within your post and in con-nection with other posts to handlethe job. There were certain good reasonswhy the drive had to be held in May. MAY 7, 1920 By FREDERICK A. WADE The convention of Department Ad-jutants, April 22-24 in Indianapolis,made a good starting point. Theseofficials brought the latest wordfrom their states and could takeback with them plans for the drive.The date set in May also precededmost state conventions, which wasan advantage because it would give
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No, buddy, you cant pull yourselfup by your bootstraps. Why notpull with the gang? Thats theway the war was won. Theres aLegion membership blank waitingfor you. WE STARTED TOGETHER-LETS STICK TOGETHER the state meetings a chance to con-sider and hear from the newmembers received in the drive.Again, by setting the date in May,the hottest of the summer monthswere sure to be avoided and thework certain to be done before thenational convention in September. WHILE the immediate objectiveof the drive is one million newmembers, its scope is really un-limited. The figure—one million—■is only arbitrary. It is extremelylikely the Legion may exceed thatfigure. Then, too, by means of anintensive and informative campaign,every prospective member in theland will be educated and instructed in Legion principles. This means atleast a start after every eligibleman, and they say the secret of goodadvertising is keeping everlastinglyat it. The campaign will have featuresall its own. You have become
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