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Since the ALA's inception on Nov. 10, 1919, Auxiliary members and nonmember volunteers have been tirelessly carrying out the ALA's commitment as a patriotic service organization whose mission would be to advocate for, help, and honor United States military, veterans, and their families, and support The American Legion. 

We are the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Some of us are veterans ourselves.

Nationally, members have volunteered and served:

  • 4 million hours volunteered in serving veterans and military

  •  $1.1 billion value of members’ mission outreach

  •  More than 8,000 local units

  •  32,034 volunteer hours spent on and at ALA Girls State

  •  $1.4 million presented in annual scholarships

  •  3.6 million collected from distributing handmade poppies to benefit veterans programs

  •  Learning opportunities through our Mission Training events and ALA Academy courses

  •  Part of a membership that makes up The American Legion Family

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American Legion Auxiliary Donald C Thompson Unit 135 members:  Jonnie Maddox, Bobbie Kemelton, Brad Heck, Phyllis Kennedy and Jeri Strande


The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 135 was formed along with the Post in January, 2009.  We recently changed the name of the Unit to:  American Legion Auxiliary, Donald C Thompson Unit 135 in honor of a local Post member.

We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Verde Valley Fire Station, No 32 at 1120 Page Springs Road in Cornville.  The meeting begins at 6 pm.

              L-R Jeanette Volk, Jonnie Maddox, Phyllis Kennedy, Jeri Strande


New Officers were elected and installed in July 2022.  The new officers are:

  • President:  Phyllis Kennedy

  • Vice-President:  Jeri Strande

  • Secretary:  Position Open

  • Treasurer:  Jonnie Maddox

  • Chaplain:  Jeanette Volk

  • E-Committee:  Gabby Howard and Alicia Kunstmann (not pictured)

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