Chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. The American Legion is a community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
Pennsylvania is the largest Department in the American Legion, with almost 250,000 members strong. Above all the American Legion is an organization that is vested in America, veterans and their families, community, as well as our Nation’s youth.
Post 667 was chartered in 1935 and is part of Pennsylvania’s 8th district.