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Arizona Legion College Dates and Locations

2021 Updates:

Below are the currently scheduled class offerings. To apply, email notice with your desired location requested on application found at

If your own Post/Unit/Squadron location is listed and you haven’t heard about the class coming your way, please inquire with your Post Commander/Adjutant for details.

Area A

DATE: To Be Determined

LOCATION: To Be Determined

Area B

DATE: To Be Determined

LOCATION: To Be Determined

Area C

April 23 – 25, 2021 SCHEDULED

Earl E. Mitchell Post # 29 6822 N. 57th Dr. , Glendale AZ

American Legion Honor Guards need help


COVID-19 Update:  The VA National Cemetery Administration has temporarily suspended the Military Honors ceremonies at the cemeteries due to the pandemic.  Families will be allowed limited presence.  Check with funeral directors about activities at non-VA cemeteries.  American Legion Posts have been asked to limit their exposure at this time as well.

Two Additional Honor Guards are needed in Central Arizona. The American Legion is only one of a few Veterans Service Organizations who provide Military Honors for our deceased Veterans. Members, Honor Guard Captains, Veterans considering volunteering at their nearest Post; the Post’s who serve the National and local cemeteries in Arizona could use your help. You may even consider helping to start up an entire guard for a Post who has already retired their active group.

In metropolitan Phoenix for example, The American Legion is down to three (3) Honor Guard teams (Post 27, Post 41 and Post 94) providing services at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. The POW, MIA, KIA Honor Guard from Post 1 provides services when requested. These groups also conduct Honors at many other cemeteries.

There are also Honor Guards around Arizona, serving the other cemeteries and all are fairly at their capacity for supporting the needs in their areas.

Most of the other Honor Guard teams are nearing retirement and can’t support their required assignments due in part to their members passing away or as younger members need to go back to work.

For this need we seek please, at least two (2) more Posts to form Honor Guards to provide military services during the four (4) months they are assigned for duty at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. January, April, July, & October.

George E. Cushing

Chairman, Veterans Cemetery Committee