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Thriving Encinitas American Legion Post 416 installs new team of officers

Thriving Encinitas American Legion Post 416 installs new team of officers

On Saturday, June 10, Encinitas American Legion Post 416 held its installation for the new team of officers.

Post Commander Steve Lewandowski turned over the reins of Commander to former First Vice George Barlow. In the past three years the post has seen a remarkable resurgence. The post was in danger of closing its doors because many of the WWII and Korea-era veterans were passing away at an alarming rate -- within a year’s time the post would have run out of money.

So a new team of officers came in with a “Can Do” spirit and they stopped the slide and built things back up. The post has recruited over 500 members to the American Legion family in just the last three...

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