Welcome to Post 996 —
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic,
mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. 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 commission committees, the national
organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
The American Legion Post 996 meets at 7:30 P.M. on the
third Tuesday of every month at the Royal, Illinois, Community Building.