95th Anniversary for American Legion

American LegionThe American Legion will observe its 95th anniversary March 15-17, and Legionnaires of Jackson and Swain counties are planning a celebration at their regular Monday, March 10, meeting at the William E. Dillard Post 104 in Sylva. Local festivities will take place along with those at more than 16,000 American Legion posts located across the United States and other parts of the World, whose members are proud to be “Veterans Still Serving America.” The nation’s largest veterans service organization, The American Legion successfully promoted the creation of the GI Bill of Rights at the end of World War II, used over the years by millions of veterans for education, technical training, and assistance in becoming homeowners. The American Legion continues to be a strong advocate and friend for all veterans, their spouses and children, and their fellow citizens, sponsoring an array of programs nationwide. Post 104 extends an invitation to all eligible veterans in Jackson and Swain counties to join.