The Philadelphia Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB) has been working for several years to erect a monument in Philadelphia. Philadelphia has monuments to honor those who served in other conflicts, but there is no acknowledgment of those of our Greatest Generation that served in the largest land battle in human history. Post 405 is supporting their effort and our goal is to erect the monument soon so that the few surviving WW II Veterans are able to participate in the unveiling. Please contact your city councilperson and ask for their support. If you can support monetarily, your donation will contribute to fund the design and construction of the monument.
H.R. McMaster received Post 405 Benjamin Franklin Award
At our Annual Dinner Nov 2nd 2018, HR McMaster received the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Service.
Post 405 partners with others to capture history in art. Prints of this iconic image of a CH-47 Chinook landing on a rooftop in Afghanistan will be available soon.
Philadelphia Veterans Parade
Post 405 will march in the 4th annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade through Center City. Look for the 1942 M3 Stuart Tank and you will find us!
Help us honor Pennsylvanians who have served
Donate to support PA recognition in the National Museum of the US Army
American Legion post 405 is raising funds to support the National Museum of the US Army. Opening at Ft Belvoir in Virginia, 2019, this museum will tell the story of our Army not just through artifacts, but through the personal perspectives of those who lived it. Much of the content is given context through the stories of the "Average G.I." men and women who served. Please help us raise funds to help create this important focal point for our Nation's history. Our goal is to raise one dollar for every PA Veteran (about 1 million)
You can add your story to the Museum here: Soldier Registry
November guest speaker
november 19th, 5:45PM, tHE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA
Dr. Richard Faulkner
The undisputed authority on World War One - The War to End all Wars. He will speak on WWI and the impact on Philadelphia in honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.
Post 405 & Project Healing Waters
Help the post fund fishing outings for disabled Veterans (click on the Donate tab at the top of the page for more information)