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SONS SQUADRON 43 by ... The summer continues to roll on and with it comes plenty of events for us to enjoy.  This past month our squadron was represented at the 24th District Installation in Santa Monica.  At this event, ...
Hard to Say Goodbye by ... Death is a natural part of life.  Unfortunately, similar to some mental health issues it is associated with stigma.  People instinctively protect themselves from pain, whether it is physical or ...
Service Officer's Report ... The VA does not charge you a copayment when you receive care in your home from VA health professionals using video conferencing. This change will primarily benefit Veterans with limited mobility, ...
COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by ... 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 ...
1st Vice Commander By ... 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 ...
Adjutant's Corner By ... 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 ...
Chaplain's Corner By ... Many of you are RETIRED!  I literally despise that word.  I tell people, "Don't EVER retire.  Just say, 'I no longer do what I USED to do, but THIS is what I am doing NOW.'"  One of the greatest ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... Installation of this year's executive officers included two new members, First Vice President Carol Scott and Second Vice President Carla Shirer. We are pleased to have these vibrant new members as ...
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS!   David Banduh Tianna Bentley Mikheil Berden Brian Blue Kenneth Carline George Castro Rubin Castro Kevin Christ ...
Chef's Menu   September 12 - BBQ Ribs or Chicken, Coleslaw, French Fries and Water Melon   September 26 - Chicken Marsala Mushroom Sauce over Rice Pilaf & Cherry Pie    
Post 43 Meeting Schedule September 1 - Bar Night 7 PM September 1 - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm at Post 43 September 8 - Bar Night 7 PM September 12- Social and Committee Night, Dinner 5:30 pm September 13 - ...
POST 43 BAR The Post Bar is open most Thursday evenings from 7pm - 1am. Members are allowed three guests, but members must be here with their guests at all times.  We have a pool table, television, free coffee, ...
POST EVERLASTING 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 ...

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

 


 

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  • "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 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. .

  • COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by Tim Shaner

    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!

  • 1st Vice Commander By Fernando Rivero

    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!

    This year, RECRUIT A Battle Buddy, Shipmate, Devil Dog, or Wingman to join us in the American Legion. Tell them about all the benefits to veterans, our great building, dinners, events, and camaraderie. Tell them about all the exciting things in our future and give them a case of the #FOMO ("Fear of Missing Out")! Get them to email the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for an application today.

  • Adjutant's Corner By Karl Risinger

    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!

  • 2nd Vice Commander By Michael Hjelmstad

    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.

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  • POST EVERLASTING

    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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Post Events

Wed Sep 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
SBA Veteran's and Spouses Business Training Workshop
Thu Sep 29 @ 5:00PM -
Bar Night/NFL Football
Mon Oct 03 @ 5:00PM -
Social/Committee Night
Thu Oct 06 @ 5:00PM -
Bar Night/NFL Football
Mon Oct 10 @12:00AM
COLUMBUS DAY
Tue Oct 11 @ 6:00PM -
Executive Committee Meeting
Thu Oct 13 @ 5:00PM -
Bar Night/NFL Football
Mon Oct 17 @ 5:00PM -
Monthly Business Meeting
Thu Oct 20 @ 5:00PM -
Bar Night/NFL Football
Thu Oct 27 @ 5:00PM -
Bar Night/NFL Football

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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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member spotlight

  • Jimmy Weldon

    Webster the Duck and Jimmy Weldon

    Jimmy Weldon &

    Webster Webfoot Story

    Born James Weldon on December 23, 1923 in Dale, Texas, Weldon began his career as a disc jockey at KWCO in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1946, remaining there for four years. He made his television debut in 1950, as "Uncle" Jimmy (himself) and the voice of the duck puppet, Webster Webfoot on The Webster Webfoot Show, produced locally by Dallas station WFAA-TV.

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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.