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New Year's Eve Party 2017 This year's New Year's Eve Party for Post members will start with the bar opening at 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be in the bar at 7:15 p.m. and dinner starts at 9 p.m. The band will start at 10 p.m. ...
SONS SQUADRON 43 by ... Greetings Sons, this past month, members of our squadron attended the Pasadena Post 13 Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Presentation.  Members from several posts and squadrons were on hand to celebrate ...
Adjutant's Corner By ... At the November 21st Thanksgiving and the December 5th Holiday Dinner gatherings, guests will be charged $15 each for their meal.  Please remember that you are allowed two guests only for these ...
POST NEWS The women of Unit 43 are doing something a little different for this Holiday Season! We're marching in the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 27, 2016.  We'll be wrangling a ...
Commander's Column by ... December is a time to leave all the static and noise behind us, to awaken our fond memories of good time, warm relationships, great food and new beginnings. The holidays bring focus to family, ...
2nd Vice Commander By ... Post 43 has many new things this month; a new patio out back and benches out front, a new approach to electronic communication and a new parade. National Vice-Commander Paul L. Espinoza was in ...
1st Vice Commander By ... Seventy-five years ago this month, America would suffer the most heinous attack in her history to date. December 7th, 1941 would go down, in the iconic words of President Franklin Roosevelt, as "a ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... Veterans Day was celebrated across this great nation on November 11, 2106. American Legion Auxiliary members honor the sacrifice of those who have served in the Armed Forces by enhancing the lives of ...
"America's Parade Los ... For the very first time, Hollywood Post 43 and District 24, celebrated Veterans Day by being part of  "America's Parade Los Angeles" sponsored by the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and the ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Gerald Lange USAF James Janisse ARMY Michael Mendes ARMY Marcelino Baltero USN Ryan Elliott USAF Mario Lechuga USAF Samuel Martinez ARMY Scott ...
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS!                     Happy December BIRTHDAYS!
Chef's Menu December 5 - Prime Rib Au Jus - Garlic Mashed Potato & Creamed Corn, Chocolate Mousse Cake December 19- Chicken Florentine, Rice Pilaf & Dessert
SERVICE OFFICER By ... VA Introduces This Week at VA Weekly Podcast features interviews with Veterans   WASHINGTON - As part of its ongoing effort to engage and reach out to Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs ...
Post Everlasting Member Roger Brautigan passed on to Post Everlasting September 26.  Roger was the past Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the State of California.  Roger was a ten year member.   If you know of any ...
Post News By Randy Kahn We are still looking for competitors for next month's   Post 43 High School Oratorical Competition    on Sunday, January 29.     Please mention this to high schoolers you know or parents of high ...

Hollywood Post 43, 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3296

Hollywood Post 43 ClubhouseSince 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.

 Hollywood Post 43
(323) 851-3030

 


 

Special Events

  • Commander's Column by Tim Shaner

    Don SchillingDecember is a time to leave all the static and noise behind us, to awaken our fond memories of good time, warm relationships, great food and new beginnings. The holidays bring focus to family, friends and loved ones...a time for prayer and thanks. It's easy to let things get in the way of enjoying life and the great things that surround us. Let's see if we can set those troubling things aside for awhile and open our hearts and minds to take in the holiday season and all the joy that we have in our lives. Trust me, all those things we worry about, that concern us and are so important will still be with us after the holidays. Dance like no one's watching and take in all the good things and enjoy life.

    It's also a time reach out with our time, talent and gifts to help others. Volunteer to work a food line, donate some of those old things pitch in to help someone in need and then step back and let the feeling of giving reward you. We have so much going on here at Post 43 and I feel blessed to have the honor and privileged to be your Commander. A special thanks goes out to all those that make it possible.  Our staff, who are incredible, our committees for their dedication and hard work and all the volunteers that we can't live without.

    Don't forget to support our troops overseas who are not able to be with their families at this time. Let's be mindful of our veterans here at home and do all we can to support them during the holidays.  As we look forward to 2017 we will need your help. With a new year comes new opportunities; the Theatre, Post renovations, committee development, conventions and most importantly to continue our 'outreach' with other Posts and Veteran organizations. So, as we enjoy the holiday season share your love, eat all you can and get ready to jump in and make 2017 one of the best years of our lives. In closing God Bless, Stay Safe and I'll see you at the Post!

  • 1st Vice Commander By Fernando Rivero

    Fernando RiveroSeventy-five years ago this month, America would suffer the most heinous attack in her history to date. December 7th, 1941 would go down, in the iconic words of President Franklin Roosevelt, as "a date which will live in infamy."  The events of that otherwise idyllic Sunday morning would plunge this nation into the darkest and bloodiest hour in our history.

    This month, I would like to take a moment to honor and recognize those men and women who would serve in that Second World War and offer our thanks. The sacrifices you made and the victory you achieved ensured freedom for generations of people around the world. Words cannot express the unending gratitude we owe you.

    One of the things I love about the American Legion and our beloved post is the opportunity to have met and befriend the men and women who served during WWII and those calamitous years. At Post 43, we are so blessed and fortunate to know and love so many of our comrades who brought the world back from the brink of global tyranny.  Sadly, in my few short years as a member here, we've had to say goodbye to so many friends from that era. It is bittersweet. Were it not for Post 43, I'd have never had the privilege to know them.

    I invite you all to join us during our December gatherings to come and enjoy the fellowship with our fellow veterans--warriors of all generations with whom we share a long tradition and a common bond. It is a unique benefit of membership here. And one I treasure dearly.

    Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, and may 2017 bring you, your families, and our wonderful post, joy and love

  • 2nd Vice Commander By Michael Hjelmstad

    Michael HjelmstadPost 43 has many new things this month; a new patio out back and benches out front, a new approach to electronic communication and a new parade.

    National Vice-Commander Paul L. Espinoza was in town to attend "America's Parade: Los Angeles which made its west coast debut on Veteran's Day.  While he was here he also made several post visits including a trip to Post 43.  He attended the opening of 'Everything In Between", the play that's currently running in our cabaret room until December 4th that features many post members in the cast and crew.  He also joined us for the UCLA football game; a special thanks to Tom Fick and Project Hollywood Cares for getting us tickets.  After spending time with members like Nelson Rockford and AJ Perez the National Vice-Commander remarked that he was impressed with the amount of younger veterans who are active in our post and discussed with Past Commander Jeric Wilhelmsen the efforts we are making to encourage activity and involvement.  The National Vice-Commander will return to Post 43 in January when we host a 24th District revitalization that you will all have a chance to participate in. 

    Some physical improvements around the post are thanks to Activision's, "Day of Service".   The video game publisher partnered with LA Works, to coordinate nearly 100 volunteers who spent the day making improvements like building a new smoking patio, and landscaping the court yard.  They also brought a team of amazing marketing professionals to help us progress the efficiency of our social media and digital presence, so look for some big improvements in these areas. 

    Things tend to be a whirlwind from Veteran's Day through the holidays .... above all remember our devotion to mutual helpfulness, appreciate each other and the season.

  • Adjutant's Corner By Karl Risinger

    At the November 21st Thanksgiving and the December 5th Holiday Dinner gatherings, guests will be charged $15 each for their meal.  Please remember that you are allowed two guests only for these meals, and you have to be with your guests while they are on the premises.  Any purchase of extra meals (to go) will be $30 each (if available) and only after everyone has been served.

    Also, the Post urges any able-bodied member, SONs or Auxiliary to park across the street (at the corner of Highland and Milner), and walk to the Post.  These two meetings are heavily attended and we need to let those that NEED our parking lot spaces to use it.

    **SPECIAL NOTE - For the Thanksgiving Dinner & our December 5 Holiday Dinner, you must be a current year 2017 PAID-UP member, Aux or SONS to be served a meal! 

    I want to wish a Happy Holidays to all our members! It has been a wonderful year for Post 43.

  • New Year's Eve Party 2017

    This year's New Year's Eve Party for Post members will start with the bar opening at 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be in the bar at 7:15 p.m. and dinner starts at 9 p.m. The band will start at 10 p.m. and play until 1 a.m.  The party is pre-pay only, $20 with $10 returned if you attend the dinner.  One guest is allowed per member, at $20 each; pre-pay only (no $10 refund). Any additional guests must RSVP after December 5th meeting, and those guests are $50 each (pre-pay only, no money returned).  RSVP at the meetings or in the office by cash or check (if paying by mail, checks only).  You must be paid-up for the current membership year (2017)  to attend!  Members only at this time, SONS and Women's Auxiliary will be added as space allows after the December 5th meeting.

    MENU: Bar Appetizer, Mixed Mesclun Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette. Entre: Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Crourhette Potato, Fresh Vegetable and Crème Brulee.

     P.S. Deadline for New Year's Party is December 19th.  After December 19th we will have a waiting list only.  $20 members pay at door; $50 guests pay at door if space is available.  (No exceptions.) 

  • Post Hall and Location Rentals
    Post Hall and Location Rentals

    Contact Karl Risinger at 323-541-3030

  • Notary Services Available

    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.

    You may contact her via phone at (213) 388-2655 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • "We will leave no one behind!"
    "We will leave no one behind!"

    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.

     

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  • Post News - New Year's Eve Party

    This year's New Year's Eve Party for Post members will start with the bar opening at 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be in the bar at 7:15 p.m. and dinner starts at 9 p.m. The band will start at 10 p.m. and play until 1 a.m. The party is pre-pay only, $20 with $10 returned if you attend the dinner. One guest is allowed per member, at $20 each; pre-pay only (no $10 refund). Any additional guests must RSVP after December 5th meeting, and those guests are $50 each (pre-pay only, no money returned). RSVP at the meetings or in the office by cash or check (if paying by mail, checks only). You must be a current membership year (2017) paid-up member to attend! Members only at this time, SONS and Women's Auxiliary will be added as space allows after the December 5th meeting.

    MENU: Bar Appetizer, Mixed Mesclun Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette. Entre: Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Crourhette Potato, Fresh Vegetable and Crème Brulee.

    P.S. Deadline for New Year's Party is December 19th. After December 19th we will have a waiting list only. $20 members pay at door; $50 guests pay at door if space is available. (No exceptions.)

  • Post 43 Meeting Schedule

    December 5 - Social/Committee Night & Holiday Celebration with Special Guest, Dinner 5:30 pm

    December 8 - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm at Post 43

    December 11 - National Commander's Walk 8 AM

    December 12 - Executive Committee Meeting 6 pm

    December 19 - Business Meeting, Aux. & SONS Meetings 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm

    December 31 - New Years Eve Party

  • Post Everlasting

    Member Roger Brautigan passed on to Post Everlasting September 26.  Roger was the past Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the State of California.  Roger was a ten year member.  

    If you know of any Post member(s) who have gone on to Post Everlasting, please call the office at (323) 851-3030 and let us know.

  • Post News By Randy Kahn

    We are still looking for competitors for next month's   Post 43 High School Oratorical Competition    on Sunday, January 29.     Please mention this to high schoolers you know or parents of high schoolers you know.  Any high school student under 20 is eligible.  Have them contact Randy Kahn, our Oratorical Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .     Your help with this important Legion program is very much appreciated.   Thank you.

  • POST NEWS

    The women of Unit 43 are doing something a little different for this Holiday Season! We're marching in the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 27, 2016.  We'll be wrangling a larger than life inflatable character balloon. How cool is that! If any new Legionaries or members who need a good reason to rejoin and if you have a wife, a sister, mother or daughter over 18 who would like to join us for this fabulous event, we'd love to have them!  The Auxiliary wants to increase our membership and presence within the Legion family.  The ALA does more than cook, clean and decorate. Many of you might not know our history or our contributions to the greater good.  Please check out ALA website to understand why it is so important that we increase our membership and presence within the community to continue to support past and future veterans.  There are so many things that the Hollywood Auxiliary would like to support and participate in, but it cannot be with just the same usual suspects, so to speak. We need more help, and more specifically, we need your help! The parade is a perfect opportunity to do something fun and stress free, and we hope to make this an annual event for our Legion Family.

    The parade will be televised on the CW Network on December 16, 2016, and will air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network.

    We are proud to be a part of such a worthy event and have fun, too! Let's join together on this special day and support this event.  For more information and to sign up please contact Meg Moynihan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carla Shirer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Post Events

Sat Dec 10 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Play - Everything in Between
Sun Dec 11 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
National Commander's Walk
Sun Dec 11 @ 9:30AM - 05:00PM
NFL Sundays!!!
Sun Dec 11 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Play - Everything in Between
Mon Dec 12 @ 6:00PM -
Executive Committee Meeting
Thu Dec 15 @ 5:00PM -
Bar Night/NFL Football
Sun Dec 18 @ 9:30AM - 05:00PM
NFL Sundays!!!
Mon Dec 19 @ 5:30PM -
Business Meeting, Aux. & SONS Meetings
Thu Dec 22 @ 5:00PM -
Bar Night/NFL Football
Sun Dec 25 @ 9:30AM - 05:00PM
NFL Sundays!!!

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Hall Rental

Post 43 Theater

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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Post 43 in History

  •  Throughout the Post's history, Post 43 would often join other organizations and other Posts to honor our fellow soldiers and sailors on Memorial Day. For many years, we would publish a Memorial Day program (see photos).

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History of the American Legion

Post 43 Media

Hall Rentals

Hall has 55 ft ceiling!The Hollywood American Legion Hall is a wonderful mid-size venue, with classic art deco architecture mixed with an historic military motif. The stage in the hall is small and intimate and the general admission set up allows you to be as close as you want to the action. This is a great venue to see your favorite artists up close and personal. The Hall has a rich heritage as an American Legion Post, but also has been a favorite haunt of local artists and politicians. Humphrey Bogart was often seen (and heard!) in the basement bar, and many films and television commercials are filmed here. The small and intimate atmosphere of this venue makes this a great place to enjoy a show. There is a collection of military memorabilia to peruse while you enjoy a drink in the foyer, and don't forget to slip downstairs to the bar for a roaring 20's style club. Learn More...

Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion

 

We Associate Ourselves for the Following Purposes:


To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.