American Legion Post 2

Knoxville, TN

AMERICAN LEGION POST 2


Our chapter was chartered in 1919 and we have been serving the community of Knoxville since.
Mission

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.

Description

Since our charter in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble.

General Information

Our post meeting is the first Monday of each month.
Dinner is at 6pm ($6.00, first time is free.)
Meeting is at 7pm

Personalized Commemorative Brick

The American Legion Post 2 building in Knoxville, TN needs to be torn down and rebuilt. The building is over 80 years old and is falling apart. The American Legion Post 2 hopes to raise $100,000 to tear down the current building and build a new one at the same location. American Legion Post 2 in Knoxville was organized on July 2, 1919 by fifteen veterans. The men met in an upstairs room on Gay Street to sign the charter. Since that day, Post 2 has had many homes. It’s been in its current location at 6520 Ruggles Pike since 1983. The building, built in 1931, was formerly Sunnyview Elementary School. “Within the last three years, members noticed that our current building was in need of more and more small repairs,” said Treasurer Rod Myers. Last year, a floor joist (horizontal beam that helps support the floor) in the front right meeting room gave out, signifying a major structural issue. It is clear the legion needs a new building for their meetings and activities. The old building will need to be demolished and the existing basement filled in. The property will then be prepared for the new building which will be on the existing site. This project will help the legion members continue a tradition of service to others in the surrounding community. Post 2 membership is made up of veterans, military and Gold Star families that actively reach out to the local community and surrounding area by sponsoring events that foster cooperation and awareness. “A new building, with modern conveniences, that meets current codes is one way to continue to serve our members and the community,” said Rod. Meeting their goal of $100,000 will help Post 2 generate the blueprints for the new building, demolish the existing building, and prepare the site for the new structure. The funds will also be used to construct the new building. Let’s help Post 2 raise the funds they need so they can start building and continue to serve their community! Click on the image on the right to be taken to the donation website.