The Veterans of Foreign Wars held their state meeting this weekend in Colorado Springs and most were in their 40s or older.
Charley Watkins, chief of the state organization, said there is a stigma surround the group that it is mostly drunks hanging out in a bar.
He said the group does a lot of good for its members, and for soldiers still serving.
It was founded in 1899, and got a huge boost when 16 million soldiers came from World War II.
At least one million have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and they are likely to boost numbers when they return.