Post 69 of the American Legion on Surrey Street is trying to attract younger veterans to legion--a demographic who may have never heard of the American Legion or who may think the legion is stuffy and for older veterans.

As part of HonorFest, organizers are attempting to break a Guiness Book of World Records record for number of people participating in a high-intensity interval training class. The workout involves:

  • Low Intesity - 30 seconds of marching in place
  • High Intensity - 30 seconds of Burpees + 30 seconds of high knees
  • Low Intensity - 30 seconds of marching in place
  • High Intensity - 60 seconds of deep squats
  • Low Intensity - 30 seconds of marching in place
  • High Intensity - 60 seconds of Jumping Jacks
  • Low Intensity - 30 seconds of marching in place

Nicole Lopez, a nine-year Army veteran, says the American Legion provides services to those veterans who may not want to ask for help in the traditional ways.

"This is not just your grandfather's hangout anymore," Lopez said. "They provide services for mental healthcare. They provide services for job placement. They help you pay your bills if you're hitting a hard time with your family."

"They shouldn't have no place to go," Lopez continued. "This is going to be their home."

To listen to the full interview with Lopez, click on the 'Play' button below.

You must be 16 years old to register for HonorFest, and you can do so at the Eventbrite website.