Department of Arizona American Legion Post Re-Opening May 11 Instruction

Please see here and attached instructions about planned Re-Opening for DINE-IN SERVICE authorized starting on May 11, 2020.

1. This information is for those Posts who can safely resume their former dining activity.

2. Attached are;

a. One page guidance for restaurant reopening.

b. Arizona Executive Order #34

c. Department of Liquor License Control (DLLC) Reopening Instructions

d. Arizona Executive Order #18

3. This supersedes previous guidelines shared by The American Legion, Department of Arizona using older interpretations and instruction as then provided by authorities.

4. Please read and consider everything from evolving government resources on the web. See more information at;






i. Governor’s EO#34

5. ATTENTION PLEASE: The attached instruction from the Department of Liquor License Control demonstrates that all licensee types are included which means American Legion Post food service as well, WHILE safety enhanced dine-in service is being conducted. Therefore, there must be dining during the hours of service especially if the Club canteen/bar/lounge is supporting such dining.

6. American Legion Posts are an essential community effort. The current community work that the Post is doing regarding Veterans, Military, Child welfare and Youth Mentoring should continue regardless of whether other Post Operations are suspended or temporarily affected.



DLLC notice Restaurant Reopen instruction.pdf

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COVID-19 Updates

Daily Updates

Arizona Governor Ducey’s updated announcement and Executive Order

Other information:

If you have a restaurant in your operation, this of course, so far, can operate for take out or delivery as able. Read the executive order to review other exemptions for alcohol saws with food purchases.

Please comply as directed by your city leaders as good corporate citizens.

Department of Arizona leaders are cautiously optimistic that we will be over the emergency in a matter of weeks, but it is possible that the cities, county, state, or Federal authorities will further prohibit groups and events from gathering, and of course in accordance with our Nationally issued Charters we should comply.

Remember, administration of and by the post must still occur, or direct your members to renew online. Check on the vulnerable members of your post.

Stand ready as might be able to help as a location for emergency services responders. See more at

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

While there still are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Legion Family members, we should continue to take this situation seriously. Updates will continue to be posted via

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be out of the office with possible limited access to email due to assisting with the closures. My direct line is 602-264-7706 x103. I will respond to you as soon as I am able with information as it becomes available.

Remember more information can be found at;



Angel Juarez

State Adjutant

Arizona American Legion

(602) 264-7706 Fax (602) 264-0029

“Ora et labora et lege; Deus adest sine mora”. (Pray and work and read, God is there without delay)

How can you be connected? Call | Match | Learn

24/7 Support Line: 1-866-4AZ-VETS

Sad Tidings, Liz Hill

It is with deepest sorrow we share the passing of one of our most passionate District 11 supporters and auxiliary member Liz Hill. Liz passed away late Sunday evening.
Ed has shared that services will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 1100 hours at Christ Church of the Valley, 15025 North 19th Ave, Phoenix Az 85023.
All are welcime to offer their goodbyes. Masks and social distancing appreciated. RIP Liz!

National Executive Committee of The American Legion approves Res. #5 – Vision & Mission Statement

FYI All,

Widest dissemination please:

National will begin to make posters of the vision, mission, values and motto for dissemination to departments and posts.

The vision, mission, and values statement will help define which topics The American Legion should issue statements about (along with the guidance from our adopted resolutions).

The “motto” does not replace “For God And Country”; it summarizes the essence of the vision, mission and values statement.

None of the aforementioned replaces the purposes enumerated in the Preamble to The American Legion Constitution, which are our ultimate guiding points.

The American Legion

“Veterans Strenthening America”


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Resolution VMVM.pdf

Services for PDC Dr. Charles “Doc” Vawter Aug 5 & 6, 2020 Phoenix

Services information from today’s obituary.

Visitation will be
Wednesday, August 5, from 4-7 PM at
The Greenwood Memory Lawn Serenity Chapel.

Military Burial at
Greenwood Memory Lawn Veteran’s Memorial on Thursday, August 6, at 11 AM.
Both are located at
719 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.

Charles Vawter, Jr.

Charles Vawter, Jr. passed peacefully, at his home, on June 12, 2020 after enjoying a long and productive life. He was born on June 26, 1926 in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was a proud naval veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. For decades, he had an active role with The American Legion serving as Commander, at the Department or, State level and as National Executive Committeeman representing Arizona

He earned a Bachelor’s degree and Ph.D., in Accounting, from Arizona State University with a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Always eager to learn, late in life, he added a law degree to his long list of academic accomplishments.

He earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1951 and kept his license current until his passing. For the first three decades, of his professional career, he worked in public accounting which overlapped with his teaching career.

For 55 years, since its inception in 1965, he was a full-time Accounting professor at Glendale Community College. This portion of his career was still in progress through the Spring semester of this year.

For 50 years, he was the Director of The American Legion Arizona Boys State an educational program, of governmental instruction, for high school students.

For approximately 50 years, he served as an usher at his church.

He achieved the ultimate designation, within Toastmasters International, of Distinguished Toastmaster.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Doris. He is survived by his children Linda, Chuck, Susan and Mary (John) Curfman. All of his children earned college degrees thanks to the high value he placed on education. He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren Nicole, John and Chase and his newly born great-grandchild Capri.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 5, from 4-7 PM at The Greenwood Memory Lawn Serenity Chapel. Military Burial at Greenwood Memory Lawn Veteran’s Memorial on Thursday, August 6, at 11 AM. Both are located at 719 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.

In lieu of flowers or donations to a charity, find a relationship, a vocation, and an avocation that you enjoy and give your life to it. Your life will be as full and long lasting as his.


brand-new free covid 19 testing site by Az Legion Post 65

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KPNX 07/28/2020 04:03:49 PM: …>>>
turn the coronavirus pandemic here in arizona, 1st at four today a brand-new free covid 19 testing site is officially open right here in the valley. 12 news mark lieberman gives us an inside look at some of the new 1st few patients who made their way through testing. >> reporter: cars have been lined up at this brand-new testing site since 6:00 this morning, we caught up with one man as he was driving in to get tested. >> i have copd. i want to get myself tested because of that. >> reporter: john smith was one of the 1st drivers line up to get himself tested early tuesday morning. 82-year-old was lined up with dozens of others at cesar chavez park in levine. arizona’s newest testing site. >> we need more. >> reporter: that’s one of the biggest reasons this testing site is here. >> we thought this underserved communities we need to go to, they have a high rate of covid 19. we decided to move over here. >> reporter: commander jarvis reddick with the travis l williams post-65 of the american legion has teamed up with the heroes own a foundation to make this site possible in an area where it’s desperately needed. >> it’s important, because i’m on a fixed income, and really, it don’t fit my budget too well. >> reporter: the underserved community, it’s not enough. that’s why we are here, that we can serve these communities, with high-capacity testing. >> reporter: reddick says the testing site can handle about 100 cars per hour with the help of about 20 volunteers at a time, along with national guard troops. >> you don’t need prior symptoms, you don’t need to insurance, it’s totally free. >> reporter: if you test positive, you will be notified by a telemedicine doctor within 5 to 10 business days. organizers say this new testing site will be open through august 8. in levine village, mark lieberman, 12 news. >>> the u.s. has reached a grim milestone in the fight against covid 19. more than 150,000 americans …

Post 65 Tools For School Event Coverage

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KPNX 07/25/2020 07:14:33 AM: …with all the wet weather we saw, it’ll be another beautiful day but of course, hot in the peak hours of the day once again. >> it’s that time of year, back to school prep, they are already underway and while heading back to school will look different this year because of the covid-19 pandemic, the need for supplies is still the same. that’s why the eighth annual phoenix tools for schools event is happening today. erika stapleton joins us live once again with more on that healthy line of folks lining up this morning. >> good morning and happy indeed, when we first came on this morning, the lines had not started moving, the event started at 7:00 this morning and we have seen car after car of happy people going by, you can see them waving), this is the tools for school backpack drive, and i know that school will look different this year with covid-19 but that doesn’t mean people still don’t need supplies. i want to bring in travis with the american legion, you outgrew the old event? >> we were going to have it at the post but again we have thousands of backpacks to give away. along with the foundation so we wanted to use this venue to do this safely. we loaded up the backpacks with school supplies and snacks and sent them on their way. >> it looks like the light is continuing to sneak around over that way where you can pick up the backpacks, we’ve seen kid after kid waving and smiling, what do you think this means for the kiddos who are getting a new backpack getting ready for the new school year? >> it’s always exciting to see the kids come, now we have an opportunity to see the kids in the car, it’s good to see. they are excited for the new school year, that is a good thing. >> you said you have thousands of backpacks to give away. i know we had people out here as early as 5:00 this morning but what should people know if they want to come out and they are seeing this right now? >> all you have to do is come out, how many backpacks you need and how many are in your car, we will give you the right amount of backpacks. >> it’s good to see people taking advantage of this great cause out here. so many happy kids out here. i know it’s tough to get out early sometimes but we’ve seen all smiles this morning. more coming up in just a little bit. …