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Sad news, the Passing of Jim Strande

From: John Moffitt

Date: January 8, 2021 at 10:39:50 AM MST
Subject: Passing of Jim Strande

 It is with deep sadness that I have to announce the passing of Jim Strande. Jim was active in the American Legion for many years. At the time of his passing he was a member of Post 135 (Cornville), was the Deputy Director of ALLECA for Area C, and was a member of the Trophy and Award Committee. Jim was also a Past Commander for District 8 and a Past Area C Vice Commander. Jim passed away Wednesday evening due to complications from COVID.

We will all miss Jim and extend our deepest condolences to his wife Jeri.

No services have been set yet.

Please pass this on to your members.

John Moffitt
Chairman, American Legion Riders, Department of Arizona (AZALR)
Assistant State Captain, PGR (Patriot Guard Riders)

Assistant Department Judge Advocate, Area C, Dep’t of Arizona

Judge Advocate, District 8, American Legion, Dep’t of Arizona

The American Legion mourns passing of baseball great Tommy Lasorda

The American Legion mourns passing of baseball great Tommy Lasorda

(INDIANAPOLIS, January 7, 2021) — The nation’s largest veterans organization paid tribute today to Tommy Lasorda, the legendary Hall of Fame manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Army veteran and Legionnaire who died Jan. 7 at 93.

“Tommy Lasorda didn’t just bleed Dodger blue – he bled red, white and blue,” American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford said. “As a faithful ally in our efforts to protect the U.S. flag from desecration, Tommy always summed it up the best: ‘Speech is when you talk.’ He will be remembered as one of the greatest personalities in baseball, as well as a patriot. We are grateful to have had him among the Legion’s ranks.”
During his 20 years as manager of the Dodgers, Lasorda won two World Championships, four National League pennants and eight division titles. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
In 1998, Lasorda testified in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would return to Congress the right to prohibit desecration of the U.S. flag.

A member of American Legion Post 227 in Tustin, Calif., Lasorda served in the Army from 1945 to 1947, putting his baseball career on hold. He received The American Legion Past Department Commander’s Club James V. Day “Good Guy” award in 1999.

About The American Legion
The American Legion is the largest U.S. veterans organization with nearly 2 million members in more than 12,000 posts across the nation and in foreign countries. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is dedicated to the motto of “Veterans Strengthening America.” Legionnaires accomplish this through the organization’s four founding pillars of mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans.

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Media contacts: John Raughter, jraughter, (317) 630-1350.

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The American Legion condemns violence in U.S. Capitol

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The American Legion condemns violence in U.S. Capitol

(INDIANAPOLIS, January 6, 2021) — The head of the nation’s largest veterans organization unequivocally condemned today’s attacks on the U.S. Capitol and called for law and order to be quickly restored in Washington.

“The Capitol is the people’s house. An attack on the Capitol is an attack on all of us,” American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford said. “Just as The American Legion has condemned prior attacks and riots in other cities, we condemn it here. Regardless of whether the violence is inflicted by right-leaning groups, left-leaning groups or unaffiliated civilians, it is never acceptable. This is not how we do things in America. We believe in civil discourse to resolve our differences. The entire American Legion Family proudly stands with the law enforcement officers and National Guard members who are risking their lives to restore safety.”

About The American Legion

The American Legion is the largest U.S. veterans organization with nearly 2 million members in more than 12,000 posts across the nation and in foreign countries. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is dedicated to the motto of “Veterans Strengthening America.” Legionnaires accomplish this through the organization’s four founding pillars of mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans.

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Media contacts: John Raughter, jraughter, (317) 630-1350.

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DMC website activated to help veterans

From: "Callaghan, Marty”

Date: January 6, 2021 at 7:14:23 AM MST
To: Department Service Officers <DepartmentServiceOfficers@legion.org>
Cc: Department Adjutants Department Headquarters
Subject: DMC website activated to help veterans



Last night’s AMBER Alert child suspects have AZ ties

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JUST IN: DPS officials have sent an emergency alert to smartphone users on an AMBER Alert issued out of Washington. The alert involves a child that was allegedly abducted in that state. The two suspects in the case reportedly have Arizona ties.

DETAILS: bit.ly/3ng9eHd

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