The American Legion Post 2 of Knoxville, Tennessee has been a longstanding part of the community. We are celebrating 100 years of service to veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces and the local community.
The Post is currently meeting at the American Red Cross building on Middlebrook Pike. In an effort to best serve our community, a parcel of land has been purchased and is the home to our future post building. This is a huge step for Post 2 and will allow us to fulfill our mission and continue to give back to our veterans and the Knoxville community.
The Mission of the American Legion is to to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Post 2 celebrates being a family friendly post and giving back to the community in many ways. We are responsible for organizing many local veteran events to include the annual Veteran’s Day Parade, Mountain Man March, reading of the names and remembrance celebration for Memorial Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremonies. For the community, Post 2 partners and supports events such as Boys State, Girls State, JROTC programs at local high schools, and more. We are always striving to find new ways to impact the community in a positive manner and you can learn more by visiting our event calendar here or visiting our social media pages.
American Legion Post 2 consists of the Legionnaires, the American Legion Riders, Sons of the Legion, and the Auxiliary. Our members represent all walks of life in Knoxville and include: small business owners, law enforcement, firefighters, educators, tradesmen, attorneys, legislators, CEO’s, and more. In addition to the many community events sponsored by the post, many individuals work with or support community and charitable events in their daily lives.
As you are out and about in Knoxville, swing by our future home located at 5700 Old Rutledge Pike and check out our awesome tank!
Post 2 is raising funds to dedicate and build our new home, in order to continue supporting our veterans and have a positive impact on our community.
For more information on supporting this effort with a financial contribution or in-kind gift, please contact Commander Michael Testerman or Vice Commander Don Plane. You can also conveniently donate directly through PayPal.