JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (youtube video)

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One of our members maintains her own Blog and would like to share some pieces she has written for special occasions

about veterans and the American Legion.  We thank her for her very kind words.

March to May 2019 Remembrance (click on this link)

Strengthening our Social Fabric (click on this link)


The Ahwatukee community takes up 35.8 square miles and is located in south Phoenix. It is bordered on the north by South Mountain Park, on the south by the Gila River Indian reservation, on the east by Interstate 10 and on the west by state owned land. At one point, there were 32 gold and silver mines registered in this area.

In 1921, Dr. W.V.B. Ames, a dentist and inventor, bought 2,000+ acres from the state and built a residence. It was known to locals as "the castle," then called "Casa de Suenos" or "House of Dreams". In 1935, Helen Brinton bought a portion of the land and named it Ahwatukee (AH-WA-TOO-KEE), a Crow Indian
word for "House of Dreams". In the late 1950's, International Harvester purchased acreage south of the mountain to use as a proving ground. Presley Development purchased most of the original ranch land in 1971, and opened the master planned community of Ahwatukee. There is now nothing left of the original ranch residence.

The area including Ahwatukee, Mountain Park Ranch and The Foothills was renamed "Ahwatukee Foothills Village" in 1991. Today, as one of the fastest growing areas, its population now stands at more than 88,500. Residents have one of the highest incomes, averaging $96,700 per household and enjoy many
amenities including: great weather, plenty of sunshine, orgeous landscapes, golf courses, miles of trails and South Mountain Park (one of the largest city parks in the United States) it's easy to see why the community has grown so quickly.

The Kyrene Elementary School District, Tempe High School District, numerous preschools, charter schools and private schools provide educational services to area children. Adult extension classes are offered through neighboring universities and community colleges.

Real estate values are diversified from moderately priced one-bedroom condominiums to multi-million dollar homes. The area also includes an active retirement community.

"taken from the AhwatukeeFoothills News "




We have no Post Home, but our meetings are held at the 
Ahwatukee Recreation Center each month 
(except during the summer months of July and August), on the third Wednesday at 1500 hours in the main Ballroom.
Veterans of all branches are cordially invited to attend.  Annual dues are $30.00.
Approximate membership of 200.
Post 64 was established in 1993 as part of the Nation's largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs and member benefits.  Nationally, the American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families , and communities every day around the world.  Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism, and advocacy.  Post 64 supports these efforts, plus the following projects and areas of assistance in Ahwatukee:
-Color Guard leads the Ahwatukee Easter Parade and presents the Colors for many other events

-Honor Guard conducts memorials for fallen veterans

-Collection of used flags and proper retirement

-Benefits Assistance

-Family and Community Support

-Local School Outreach

-High School Oratorical Contest and Awards

-Arizona Boys State

-Local School Awards and Scholarships

-Homeless Outreach

-Comfort for the Recovering

-Financial Support

-Volunteer Opportunities

-Honor and Remembrance (POW-MIA)

-Adopt-a-Street, Elliot-Warner Loop clean-up

-U.S.O. Support

Support Packages to the Troops