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Valerie Scheuering - Hubbell


Veterans Helping Veterans

A Letter from The Commander

The American Legion is the largest veterans service organization in the world, as such, we must remember “service” is the key word.

Since our conception in 1919, we have provided a platform for all veterans from World War I to present. With each of these, we have answered the call to address the needs of veterans and their families. Most recently, Agent Orange, Blue Water Navy and Burn Pit Legislation.

We as an organization, not only serve veterans but the wives, sons and daughters of those veterans. What happens to the veteran impacts their family.

Supporting our communities, state and nation with each helping hand shows our commitment to each one, getting involved is our mission. We begin with membership, the more members we have, the louder our voice in Washington D.C. and the louder our voice is the more The American Legion can accomplish . We owe it to veterans, to reach out and offer our assistance by saying “How can I help you”. Talk about our youth programs at Post, District and Department levels and the scholarships available to aid them in sending their children to college. As it has been said before “Our children are our future”.

Lastly, remember we are a family, The American Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and the Legion Riders. Together, we can accomplish amazing things. The American Legion is just that, a family, reach out and find those veterans and ask them to become one of our family members.


Since our charter, our American Legion Department of Nevada has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining a Post in our state enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community.  Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.

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Paul E. Dillard, National Commander of The American Legion

Paul E. Dillard was elected national commander of The American Legion on Sept. 2, 2021, in Phoenix during the organization’s 102nd national convention. His theme as national commander is “No Veteran Left Behind.” He first joined The American Legion in 1969.

A native Texan, Dillard graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1965 before joining the U.S. Navy and serving in Vietnam through four campaigns including the Tet offensive. He later received an honorable discharge as a radarman second class petty officer from the Navy Reserve before attending Grayson County Junior College and East Texas State University.

Dillard worked several years in the manufacturing business as an engineer, plant manager and director of manufacturing in Tennessee. Upon returning to Texas, he accepted a sales representative position with Sherman Foundry and became its airplane pilot. A career change was made when he and his wife, Donna, began their family and he entered the insurance business specializing in employee benefits and later forming Dillard & Gann Insurance.

As a paid-up-for-life member of American Legion Post 265 in Lake Kiowa, Texas, Dillard served as post commander, vice commander, adjutant and judge advocate. He coached American Legion Baseball for more than 10 years and served as his post’s Boys State chairman.

Dillard served the 4th District as commander and vice commander and served the department as sergeant-at-arms, Membership & Organization chairman, National Security chairman, Uniformed Organization chairman, Board of Trustees chairman, and he served on the Finance Committee and the Long-Range Planning Committee. He was elected as Department of Texas commander in 2007.

On the national level, Dillard has served as Alternate National Executive Committeeman, consultant to the Insurance Committee, Distinguished Guest Committee, Children & Youth Committee, and Media and Communications Council. He has served as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, chairman of the Veterans Employment & Education Commission and chairman of the Legislative Commission. He was elected as national vice commander in 2013. 

Dillard married Donna in 1983. They have two sons, William and his wife Allison, and Jonathon and his wife Karri, and two grandsons Jarrett and Lukas. All are members of the American Legion Family. Donna has been an active and dedicated member of The American Legion Auxiliary for several years and has served in numerous positions of leadership at all levels of the organization, including department president in 2017-2018.


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What The American Legion Does:

In a Nutshell:   If  you're a Veteran, The American Legion will help you. It will help you with VA health care, GI Bill benefits, sudden emergencies and the needs of your children.  And The American Legion does it all for free, because we have an army of volunteers - each one a wartime veteran.  So we understand. That's why we're here now - helping veterans, servicemembers and their families.

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of Nevada Thank You. Join in the support of a Post as a Booster or sponsor.  100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.






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