Since 1919 Post 43 has been composed of Hollywood’s finest professionals in the Entertainment industry. Here you’ll find your next star and the crew members to help get them there. Check out our members’ pages and discover the wealth of talent and experience this post has to offer. Our Clubhouse has been a landmark on Highland Avenue since 1928 and our halls are where many of Hollywood’s best and brightest have gathered.
Those words...that promise...kept running through my mind as I lifted my helicopter off the tarmac for my first combat mission in Vietnam. What I didn't realize at the time was that this solemn promise - from my country to me-was a promise to be kept for all time. I was lucky. I came home safely.
But America has over 83,000 servicemen who haven't yet come home from missions and battlefields. This enormous number includes MIAs from all our wars back to World War II.
They are still listed as "Missing in Action."
Proudly, our nation never stops searching for its lost warriors.
The fabric of this quilt, this film, is American stories told by Americans.
Ours is the only country that believes our missing should always be recovered and repatriated with their families and buried on American soil. This powerful and emotionally stirring story will be told in the documentary film; "A Solemn Promise, America's Missing in Action"
The film will witness the incredible lengths our country goes in order to find and identify our warrior's remains. These amazing, often highly hazardous searches are performed in our old war zones and fields of combat by an organization known as DPAA: "Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency", their motto is "Fufilling our nation's promise". Recovered remains are taken to DPAA's laboratories to establish positive identification through DNA and dental records. After careful, meticulous identification any living relatives are respectfully notified.
The dangerous searches and the laboratory work add up to real life "Indiana Jones" meets "CSI".
Even if there are no surviving family members the warrior's remains are given a full Military Honor Guard burial. We will witness the intricate rituals, rich pageantry and honor of these ceremonies.
Millions of our MIA's extended family members are haunted. They wonder still how were their loved ones were lost? Could they still be alive? Did they die alone? What happened to them? Will they ever have closure? And, what about that Solemn Promise?
This documentary film is a story of hope for those families and all Americans.
This is the story of how America keeps its promises.
As a California Commissioned Notary Public since 1967, Post 43 Auxiliary founder and member Olivia Headley is an official of integrity appointed by the California Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.
Pursuant to Government Code section 6107, no fee may be charged to a United States military veteran for notarization of an application or a claim for a pension, allotment, allowance, compensation, insurance, or any other veteran's benefit.
Having just return from our National Convention we're excited and ready to bring new ideas and information to our members. The convention was held in Cincinnati, Ohio heated as always where propositions, affecting all members, were many. From the convention floor to the parade route, legionnaires from all parts of America were walking proudly with great intent. It was a privilege to wear my Post 43 cap and stand with my fellow Californians as we voted for new legislation, new officers and National Commander as well as making sure our presence was known and heard.
At the same time Boy's State was in full swing where our youth of tomorrow learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs. Legion Posts select high school juniors to attend the program. In most cases, individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring Post, like Post 43, local business or a community-based organization. Two representatives from each of the 49 Boys States represent their state at Boys Nation in Washington, where the young leaders receive an education on the structure and function of federal government. Please take the time to learn more about this great American Legion Program. It Changes Lives! http://www.legion.org/boysnation
I want to thank our Post 43 members, Mike 1st, David 2nd, Peter Adj, Raymond SO, Tom JA and Keven Historian for their continued Outreach and support as new Officers of the 24th District. Installation held on 7/31 was well attended with many old and new friends. Look to our leadership team to value and understand their support for the governing and structure of the American Legion. Volunteering your time isn't easy and takes you away from other things but without this level of dedication from our members we diminish both in purpose and in spirit. As veterans we have a moral responsibility to protect and serve our fellow veterans and their families and I know of no other organization that does what we do at the level we do it than the American Legion.
OUTREACH is my 'theme' this year and I encourage you all to visit other Posts everywhere and anywhere. Feel proud and unique by wearing your cap at public events. Let them ask 'What's with the cap?' and then tell them your story. Be proud to have served your country and protect their right to 'Freedom and Choice'. You may be surprised with an acknowledgement of your service and your country!
The 2nd Annual Hollywood Post 43 American Legion Early Bird Competition is underway! Pay your 2016-2017 Membership Year dues by October 1 and YOU will be eligible to Win! 1st Prize: $100 Gift Card to ON THE THIRTY restaurant in Sherman Oaks, 2nd Prize: FREE personalized American Legion Polo Shirt, 3rd Prize: Free Legion Membership for 2017-2018 Membership Year. Winners will be announced at the October meeting.
It's easier than ever to renew your membership! Send a check in to the office, come in with cash or a credit card, or renew online at hollywoodpost43.org! Look for the BUY NOW button. NOW, you can even renew in the Art Deco Bar! If you renew at the bar before October 1, you get one free member drink (does not include ultra-premium offerings, although those are still pretty cheap)!
Membership helps all veterans. The benefits at Post 43 are enough, but it's every Legionnaire's duty to stay current. Don't wait. RENEW TODAY!
We are in full swing of our new fiscal year. So much has already taken place in these past few months. Hold on to your hats, because a lot more is still to come! Theater Project is underway and we are getting closer and closer to the actual construction phase. We should have some design concepts ready for you to view coming very soon!
Pay close attention to the calendar this month, a lot of dates have been moved around. Our meeting nights are going to be the 2nd and 4th Monday's of the month, due to Labor Day holiday and Hollywood Bowl events. Patriots Day is on a Sunday this year, so look for the announcement to come and join us for our Day of Remembrance breakfast.
A lot of you have already paid your dues for the new year, thank you! Pay your dues at the bar and get a free drink on the house! (Premium drinks excluded)
Take advantage of all Post 43 has to offer. Become involved in committee work and help keep Post 43 in the National spotlight with what our members contribute back to our fellow Veterans, the Community, State and Nation!
September is a time of remembrance as our nation again honors the sacrifices and bravery of the terrorist attacks of 2001. We, The American Legion family, also remember our rich history with September 16, 1919 when Congress chartered The American Legion. In September 1942 the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion was changed for the first and only time when the word "War" was changed to "Wars" as another generation of war fighters began their integration to American society. In September of 1966 The American Legion voiced concern over the fate of prisoners of war in Vietnam, and to this day urges a full accounting of all POW's and troops missing in action. By the publishing of this newsletter the Department of California will have held their Executive Committee meeting where I will be representing the 24th District as First Vice-Commander in the absence of Commander Scott Wagenseller who can't make the meeting in Amador Post 108 in Sutter Creek, CA. Shortly after that it's off to the 98th National Convention in Cincinnati where Post 43 is fortunate to have several delegates and members of national committees and commissions. This past August, Veterans of the Korean War were assured that they will never be forgotten during an event held at our Post that premiered the Korean War film "Operation Chromite" for the first time in the United States in front of an audience of more than 200 guests, members, and most importantly recognized veterans of the Korean War. It's an exciting time to be a member of historic Hollywood Post 43! Watch for continuing activities like upcoming Aloha karaoke, comedy nights, and all NFL games on Sunday's starting in September.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jim's passing. He was an amazing member of our Post and has left a huge void in our family. His contributions, bright smile and witty humor will sorely be missed. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers and cards to please make donations to the Post 43 in his name.
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Hollywood Post 43 is available to rent out for filming, weddings,barmitzvahs, quincinieras, concerts, special events, fundraisers,conventions, red carpet parties, etc. We are a multifaceted facility with over a dozen rooms that have multiple purposes. We have Dressing and Makeup rooms that are Equity standard. If you can think of it, we are here to help make your event everything you were envisioning.
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