... to the William E. Dillard American Legion Post 104 of Sylva, NC. We salute the serve of all military veterans and their families within the local communities of Jackson and Swain Counties in Western North Carolina as best as our abilities will allow us to do so. Post 104 is always in need of other dedicated veterans to assist us with the many endeavors in which we are involved and the units that we served under are a part of the United States Armed Forces. Therefore, your participation is greatly needed within this organization in whatever manner that God has gifted you to serve others. The Legion still needs a “Few Good Men,” so Aim High, and Be Strong in your Adventures from Coast to Coast.
It is because of our joint unity, as veterans, that we serve to protect the freedoms of this nation, so that those who survived the rigors of serving in the Armed Forces might serve veterans in other ways. No Airman, Coast Guard, Marine, Sailor, or Soldier ever trained or served alone in the pursuit of serving this great nation and Post 104 is no different. We need active veterans like you because you are gifted and skilled with valuable assets assist other veterans whom we attempt to serve on a regular basis. If you are motivated to offer your gifts, talents, and skills to this local post, that we might assist other veterans, then, I encourage you to contact us at . Furthermore, I would encourage any current member who is not actively involved with this post to attend one of our monthly meetings.
Thank you to our veterans and their families for their sacrifice towards America.
Webmaster and Chaplain Assistant
Excerpt of an email received from American Legion National.
ACTION ALERT: Contact your Senators to Vote “YES” on the Honoring Our PACT Act
Victory is within sight for granting VA healthcare to toxic-exposed veterans - but we need your help and every Legionnaire in the fight. Actnow by contacting your Senators and urge them to vote YES for the Honoring Our PACT Act.
In April, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he would bring the Honoring Our Pact Act to a vote on the Senate floor around Memorial Day. However, there is opposition from those who believe this comprehensive toxic exposure legislation is too expensive. There is a significant chance the bill will fail without bipartisan support. It is for this very reason that it took decades for VA to provide relief for veterans of Vietnam exposed to Agent Orange. The U.S. government still has yet to finish its work for Vietnam veterans, and we have begun the cycle anew with the current generation of service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We must break this cycle of care that is considered "too little, too late" for our veterans. They cannot wait decades to receive the care they need and rightfully deserve. As our National Commander Paul E. Dillard said at this week’s Spring National Executive Committee meeting, "President Lincoln's promise –‘To Care for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle’ defines who we are as an American Legion. Does it define us as a country?"
We need you to follow our National Commander's lead and contact your Senators. Please tell them to vote “YES” in support of this landmark legislation and share with your fellow Legionnaires and veterans advocates.
Honoring Our PACT Act
May we always remember those veterans who gave so much of themselves for our nation. It is by their selfless sacrifices that the American flag still represents "freedom" to the rest of the world. Freedom is never free, because someone always has to pay that ultimate price to maintain and keep it, that other may enjoy its benefits. God Bless America!
Remembering Their Service
Legion Riders 104
Those who honor the flag... understand the true cost of freedom for all Americans!
Welcome All Veterans...