The American Legion Family At… TN Post 290

The American Legion is the largest veterans organization in the world.

TN Post 290 is located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and is part the 6th Tennessee District of the American Legion.

Members are issued a card which welcomes them at all American Legion Posts across all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, France, and many Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts.

The four pillars of the American Legion are:

  1. Veterans Services
  2. National Defense
  3. Americanism
  4. Children/Youth Programs

The 26 Legion Posts in District 6 promote diversity, which includes members from all wars, all branches of the military, both women and men, all races and ethnicities, and all faiths.

To be eligible for American Legion membership, you must have served at least one day of active duty during the following periods of war/conflict:

  • December 1941 - 1946
  • 1950 - 1955
  • 1961 - 1975
  • August 1982 - July 1984
  • December 1989 - January 1990
  • August 1990 - PRESENT

Please reach out to a Post 290 member or leader if you are an eligible veteran who:

  • Has not yet joined the American Legion.
  • Has joined the Legion and Post 290 and would like to be more active & involved.
  • Has joined another Legion Post and want to transfer membership to Post 290.

Post 290 Facebook Posts

Wow, what a great man and Legionnaire Mr. Onderdonk is. We will miss him more than he can ever know! I, and everyone I know, wish him THE BEST.... b/c he is the Best! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join with the members of the Post, Auxiliary, Sons & Riders as they discuss events to end the year at their regular meeting. Veteran friends and families may come too. ... See MoreSee Less

December Regular Meeting

December 17, 2017, 6:00pm - December 17, 2017, 8:00pm

Join with the members of the Post, Auxiliary, Sons & Riders as they discuss events to end the year at their regular meeting. Veteran friends and families may come too.

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It's finally arrived! Applications for the VA ID Card are being accepted. ... See MoreSee Less

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Quotable quote by Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (1872-1933):

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."