Legion post faces uncertain future

WOODSVILLE—Though the Ross-Wood American Legion Post #20 is carrying on business as usual, it has lost its nonprofit status and faces an uncertain future.
Hundreds of veterans have gathered at 4 Ammonoosuc Street throughout the post’s 102-year existence to hold meetings, play cribbage, and socialize while grabbing a bite to eat or drink at the canteen.
Ross-Wood Post #20 currently has over 300 members which include the American Legion (approximately 120), the Sons of the American Legion (over 100) and the Auxiliary (approximately 100).
The canteen shut down unexpectedly in early 2022 in a move unrelated to Covid, but no one at the post was willing to comment at that time. But now some with knowledge of the matter say the conditions that led to the canteen’s sudden closure have persisted.