The American Legion Post 135 is the first post in Arizona District 8 from among 11 posts to attain 100-percent membership for the current year. Having done so, they will again be awarded an honor ribbon for their efforts at the Arizona Dept. Convention in June.
Even though one of the department's newest posts in Arizona, this will be their second consecutive year after being established in mid-March 2009. Excited about the award, Post 135 Commander Sherie Mercier said, "We may be a small post, but we're growing every year. Frequently, I hear local residents comment to me on how busy we (post members) are in the community - often picking up the slack that other veteran organizations are overlooking."
Cmdr. Mercier went on to say explain that serving veterans and our community, especially our younger community is paramount with the members at Post 135, but that there is always room for any eligible veteran who would like to get involved. Some programs on the slate for the rest of the membership year are seeking candidates for American Legion Boys State; American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (boys and girls are eligible); Eagle Scout of the Year; and the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program also open to both girls and boys.
To learn more about these programs or to get involved call Americanism Chairman, Jim Strande at (928) 649-3374.
The post meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Cornville Fire Station located at 1120 S. Page Springs Road in Cornville starting at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome, so bring your spouse or a guest.