Arizona American Legion clubs are still able to open SAFELY

Governor Ducey’s announcement shows Arizona businesses what information the government is looking at for a signal to reopen so that businesses can watch for themselves when to open and how to do so with utmost safety in mind. He is talking about Bars among other businesses.

Arizona American Legion Posts, with canteens for Legion Family members, are considered by statute as RESTAURANTS in Arizona. (

Posts still need to follow state guidelines.

In the announcement of 8.10.2020; Bars were shown what the Governor will use to decide to open which can be found at:

In the meantime Posts should conduct their activities following the guidelines for Restaurants which are found at:

American Legion Posts are not Bars. We are private veteran clubs who operate canteens under Series 14 permits. Other restaurants are Series 12.

Leaders can see the data offered for other businesses at

You will see that on this date, 8.11.2020, Arizona counties are mostly above the threshold needed for safely reopening; referred to as “SUBSTANTIAL” hazard for public contracting disease.

Please use this dashboard for understanding and PLEASE, operate within rules for Arizona Restaurants for safer operations in order that case report numbers and hospitalizations will continue to decrease and our entire community of businesses can look forward to opening sooner.

Safe but Strong Everyone!


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

eo_2020-18_stay_home_stay_healthy_stay_connected_1.0_0 (1).pdf

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)

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

Phoenix VA update – COVID Vaccines and Visitation Policy, 2. Southern AZ VAHCS March Director’s Report

Hello veterans and VSOs,

VA health information

With Thanks to Randy Schriver and Stan Holmes!

1. —-Original Message

SAVAHCS Directors Report-March 2021.pdf

Celebration of Life for Andy Noriega, April 3, Yuma, AZ

Sadly passing along information for services for Andy Noriega Celebration of life

From: "Floyd G. Jefferson Post 56" <>

Date: February 27, 2021 at 9:57:40 AM MST
To: Adjutant
Subject: Celebration of Life for Andy Noriega

A Celebration of Life for Andy Noriega will be held on Saturday, 3 April, from 1400 hours to 1800 hours at

Floyd G. Jefferson Post 56,

1490 West 3rd Street, Yuma, AZ.

Military honors at 1400, food to follow.

Feel free to contact me for more information.

3 Apr (Saturday) – Blood Drive with Vitalant Blood Services at American Legion Post 62, 9847 W. Desert Cove Ave., Peoria AZ

3 Apr (Saturday) – Blood Drive with Vitalant Blood Services at American Legion Post 62, 9847 W. Desert Cove Ave., Peoria AZ from 8 am to 12 noon in our Bingo Hall.You can enter on the north end of the building where the flag pole is located. Signs will also be posted to assist in finding us.

For those that have never been to our big red brick building before, we are located on the east side of 99th Ave, north of Peoria and south of Sun City Blvd; between the Oriental House Restaurant and the Immanuel Campus of Care.

Vitalant would like a minimum of 28 volunteer donors to register in advance in order to hold a blood bank/drive – more would be better for those who cancel at the last moment (hey, things happen!).

Vitalant prefers that blood donors pre-register at Doing so will ensure that Vitalant knows before the blood donor shows up that they are eligible to donate. The Sponsor Code: legion62

Our Post 62 volunteers (me) will call donors the day prior to their appointment to ensure they will be there.

The poster for the event is attached. If you would like a hard copy, let me know and I will deliver to you.

Please forward to all that you think would be interested.

Thank you.

David S. Broyles, Adjutant, Post 62

9847 W. Desert Cove Ave
Peoria AZ 85345
Post 62 Main Number: 623-972-8372
Adjutant CP: 602-769-3684

Holly Bergeron’s Celebration of Life March 13

Beloved, It is my sad duty to pass along information information about the passing of Holly Bergeron.
Her services are here below.

Date: February 26, 2021 at 4:37:24 PM MST
Subject: Holly’s Celebration of Life

 For those of you who do not yet know, Holly was called to heaven on February 24, 2021.

Our celebration of Life for Holly will be held at the Chapel of the Chimes located at 7924 N 59th Ave, Glendale, Az. 85301. It will be held on Saturday, March 13th at 10AM. There will be an hour of meet and greet followed by a service at 11AM.

We are putting together a Book of Life to honor your memories of Holly. This can be done by submitting your photos and stories on just about any type of media to . When you get the website select "Add a Memory". Email is also available at . You can also text information to Michele Bailey at 602-332-5120.

When submitting photos please include an explanation of why this photo is special to you. That allows everyone to enjoy your communication.

Please have your submissions in to the Chapel of the Chimes no later than March 9 to be included in the service. Memories to be included only in the Book of Life and not for the Celebration of Life, can still be submitted up until April 1st.

We will also be creating a collage of memorabilia to celebrate her so if you have anything that is special to you because of Holly please bring it to the service and it will be included in the display.

The family appreciates all the prayers, love and support we have received from all of you and we hope to see you at her Celebration of Life.

For those of you who cannot attend in person you will be able to view the service via a Facebook Live Stream link provided on the Chapel of the Chimes website listed above.

Holly’s Family

P.S. Please advise us if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. Thanks.

Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary | Funeral & Cremation
Official site for Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. Offering compassionate

We should all care about membership

Other members; we should care about them. I joined with you; to work next to you to make our community strong.
I relax with you after that work. We relax together because we understand what we go through and don’t stress as much because we don’t need to explain ourselves. When you hear me say “care about membership,” I’m talking about the persons and the real work that we do. Another reason to belong. Blessings, Angel