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21 June 2019

Dear Boys State Alumnus:

Greetings! As I write this the 77th Session of Virginia American Legion Boys State, that was held at Radford University, is coming to a close. With the echo of the last “Rah” of the Boys State Song still ringing in my ears, it is my pleasure to invite you to support Boys State as a member of our Alumni Association.

Virginia American Legion Boys State is one of the top programs in the country. Our alumni are successful in various occupations and professions and provide leadership to the government, military, church, private enterprise and corporate sectors. We want to hear from you! We want to leverage the talents, energy and resources of our alumni to push this program to new heights of excellence.

You can support us by being a counselor, an instructor or staff member, donating office products, uniform items or financial resources to offset the cost of the program. If you are associated with or know of a local American Legion Post, you might consider sponsoring one or more boys to the program.

Please sign up or update your existing information. We want to know what our graduates are doing or have accomplished.

I hope you are as excited about the Alumni Association as much as I am. By harnessing the collective talents and resources of our alumni, Virginia American Legion Boys State will thrive in the decades to come. We emphasize to the boys here to participate throughout the week. I hope we can count on you to once again participate in this wonderful program founded in the 1930’s to preserve our unique American government.

Please email us at if you have any questions or want additional information.

Very Best Regards,

Bob Shumar
Department of Virginia Boys State

Alumni Newsletter – June 2019