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The American Legion Desmond T. Doss Post 257

Serving the Veterans of Collegedale and Ooltewah Tennessee

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Desmond T. Doss Post 257 of Collegedale Tennessee meets the 4th Thursday of each month at:

Greenbriar Cove Community Center

4656 Tuckaway Lane, Ooltewah, TN 37363
(Mailing address: PO Box 257, Collegedale, TN 37315)

Dinner at 6 PM - Meeting at 7 PM

*** Veterans of the Collegedale/Ooltewah

and the surrounding area are invited to join us.***

Next: April 2018 / For information:

Call 423 284 9208


Post 257 monetarily sponsors at least four young men to Boys State each year

(Make sure to look for Commander Dennis Smith at 26:58)




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Post 257  Calendar and Events

Next regular monthly meeting Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Greenbriar Cove Community Center starting at 6:00pm with a catered dinner followed by business session at approximately 7:00pm

Flag retirement ceremony is now scheduled for Oct. 28 at 2:00pm in Collegedale Veterans Memorial Park. Post 257 along with Boy Scout Troop 247 will properly dispose of collected unusable flags during this ceremony.



Post 257 was well represented at the Desmond T Doss commemorative service at Chattanooga National Cemetery on March 23, 2017. 



Some of Post 257 projects:

  • funding for flag maintenance in Veteran's Park
  • funding for repainting M-48 tank and helicopter in  Veteran's Memorial Park
  • construction of flat bed trailer for use in parades
  • placement of trail maps (mapstones) in Veteran's Park
  • aided local veteran in moving from foreclosed home
  • worked with veterans at local assisted living facility
  • Blue Star mothers honored with a special evening
  • Partnering with local troop of Boy Scouts of America
  • Sponsorship of Sea Cadets unit East Hamilton High School
  • Sponsored four Boys State candidates each of last three years