Legion Pillars

American Legion Riders

Any member of Post 2, (including Auxiliary and SAL members) who owns a motorcycle is eligible to become a member of the Post 2 ALR. The Riders group is active in the Post and the community.

In addition to holding monthly “fun runs,” ALR members participate in events across East Tennessee raising funds for community charities. They serve as escorts for the Gold Star Family Members at the Mountain Man Memorial March, serve on flag lines and provide funeral escorts with the Patriot Guard Riders.

Each year the ALR members provide lunch to over 350 motorcyclists who participate in the annual cross country ride “Run for the Wall” to Washington D.C. during their lunch layover in Knoxville at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. The Riders also host an annual fundraising Memorial ride each August.

For more information on the Post 2 Riders, visit the riders’ Facebook page or contact ALR President Dan Chipman, 865-719-1207 or chipmanvttmn@gmail.com. The Riders meet on the third Thursday of each month at Knoxville Harley Davidson, located at 5810 Clinton Hwy, beginning at 6:30 pm.

SAL – Sons of the American Legion

The Post 2 SAL squadron is an active part of the Post and provides the opportunity for those who were unable to serve to supportive American Legion mission, specifically descendants of Legion members and of deceased veterans who served during eligible time periods.

The Squadron 2 meets at 7:30 pm the third Thursday of each month at Knoxville Harley Davidson, 5810 Clinton Hwy in Knoxville. For more information about the Post 2 SAL, contact Squadron Commander Dan Chipman, 865-719-1207 or chipmanvttmn@gmail.com.

The SAL organizes a variety of fundraising activities during the year to support the Post as well as local youth charities. These activities including an annual golf tournament and a spring and fall turkey shoot.

American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. While technically a separate organization, the ALA is a vital part of the Post 2 family. To join, you must either be eligible for American Legion membership or be the grandmother, mother, sister, wife or adopted female descendant of a Legion member who served during a time of conflict.

The ALA has been serving, helping and meeting the needs of our nations veterans, military, and their families—both here and abroad; it was founded in 1919 during the first National Convention of the American Legion.

This past year, members’ volunteer service of more than 00 million hours plus 37 million dollars raised and spent on mission outreach has a collective value of $1.7 billion in service to veterans, military children and communities. The Post 2 Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. following the Post 2 Legion meetings. For more information go to legionknox.com.