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.
When I look back on September 11th, 2001 and the traumatic affect it had on everyone's lives, and as I look at all the social media posts and highlights, it touched my heart and my soul in a way I'm not use to. The effect and memories left in each of our experiences is different in many ways. Many of our young members were just in Boot Camp learning about something that could change their lives forever. During the Vietnam War we had time but we're faced with the Draft and the idea that we had no choice in the matter. If our number came up we had to go and 37,000 lives later we walked away. On 9/11 the young recruits could only rely on what they had heard, probably very little and for some too much. They had their eyes opened and the idea of being thrown into war was deeply concerning for them and everyone they knew. Quietly many of us look back at that time with streaming questions and concerns. Now we can only show our solidarity and reunite a spirit of faith and dedication to our country, our citizens and our families. I will always remember 9/11!
NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!
Post 43 has contracted for a top-down website redesign that is underway now and will add more functionality and visually attractive branding for the Hollywood Post. Many membership functions will soon be available online such as applying for membership, membership renewal, RSVP signup and ticketing for special events, interactive calendar, and photo galleries among other great features that'll help Hollywood Legionnaires get more out of membership. Look for the website re-launch before the year is out.
LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRD RENEWAL!!!
The 3rd 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!
Post 43 Membership is growing at a stellar rate and we look to continue the trend. Welcome to those that are new, and thank you to those who continue to serve. Everything we do, from outreach to activities, is about our devotion to mutual helpfulness. A community is stronger than any individual and I'm so proud to be a part of the nation's largest and most prolific veteran's organization. There are many ways to get involved. The Executive Committee streamlined the list of working committees this year and that list is available from the office. I encourage each of you to find a way to get involved, the success of the post depends on the actions of the members and there are countless opportunities. I'd also like to see our members get more involved beyond the post level. Post 43 has several officers of the 24th District, which holds monthly meetings rotating to different posts.
Nearly 10,000 Legionnaires attended this year's national convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Charles E. Schmidt, from the Department of Oregon was elected National Commander. His bio can be found at http://www.legion.org/commander/bio.
One big takeaway for me from the convention was an increased effort to spotlight and recognize the good work the American Legion is already doing in an effort to increase membership.
During this election season we are frequently reminded that The American Legion is non-partisan and does not support specific candidates. We do however take great interest in issues related to veterans and both candidates of the two major parties spoke to the national convention. The American Legion Legislative Commission has published a special report that discusses the 2016 election issues that matter most to us. It can be found electronically at: http://www.legion.org/publications/233150/our-pillars-your-platform.
Happy Oktoberfest, Happy Halloween and everything in between!
As always, many great things happening around the Post. Members are active in the community, getting involved in Legion business and making things happen! It has been a whirlwind of activity with our members attending National Convention, Department Membership meetings, 6th Area Caucus and 24th District Meetings. Post 43 is alive and living up to the Commander's wishes of getting out there and being a part of our Community, State and Nation. Get yourself involved. Find out what committees we have and how you can contribute. There are many good things to come in getting ready for our 100 year anniversary.
A couple of house notes:
The bar and clubhouse is open and available to you, the members, as much as I can make it for you. Please be respectful and don't abuse these privileges! Clean up after yourselves. Leave the clubhouse in a better condition than when you walked into it. It is counterproductive if the maintenance staff has to spend the majority of their man hours cleaning up after you.
The smoking area has been moved to the front patio in accordance with the California Health and Labor Codes. Please be respectful of this new space and others around you.
NFL Sunday's are back! Bar opens at 9:30am and will remain open until the games are done for the day or we need to shut down for Hollywood Bowl or any other activity scheduled in the space. Bring some food to share and enjoy the camaraderie. There will be something to "nosh" on every Sunday, and an occasional BBQ happening. Just get over here!
Looking ahead, November stands to be another active month! Look forward to seeing all of your bright happy faces here at the Post real soon.
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.
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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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.
On October 2nd, join vintage-inspired clothing company VooDoo Vixen at American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood for a Sample Sale that supports award-winning nonprofit Pin-Ups for Vets & their work with hospitalized veterans. Save money on fabulous retro fashions & help an amazing cause. Truly guilt-free shopping!
ALL ITEMS WILL BE $5 - $40
SIZES FOR EVERY BODY XS - 4X
FREE PARKING ON SITE
LEGION BAR WILL BE OPEN FOR NON-SHOPPERS
American Legion Post 43
2035 N Highland Ave, Hollywood
10am - 2pm
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
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