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.
Congratulations to Sam Novicki! Sam, a member of the Sons, was the winner of the Post 43 Oratorical Contest which was held Sunday, Feb. 8 at Post 43. Sam is a sophomore at Cathedral High School and is the son of Post 43 members Carl and Heather Risinger. Other contestants included Kathleen Glynn and Chemil Durant of Los Angeles High School and Kyle Alfaro of Granada Hills Charter High School. Sam now goes on to the District Competition which will be held at the Post on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 pm. All members are invited.
P.S. Do not arrive before 12 Noon as we have an Event that will be loading out the morning of the 22nd. Also be aware the 22nd is Oscar day and there will be street closures.
In case you didn't know... March 19th marks the 96th anniversary of the creation of The American Legion.
With the end of World War I in November 1918, Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., eldest son of the 26th President, came up with the idea of forming an organization of wartime veterans who would continue to serve their nation in peace as they had in war. Among the names considered for the new organization were Veterans of the Great War, Liberty League, American Comrades of the Great War, Legion of the Great War, among others. "The American Legion" was eventually selected.
It is interesting to note that Hollywood Post 43 was one of the first posts in the nation to be chartered by the new American Legion. Today - thanks to our members - Hollywood Post 43 is known throughout The American Legion as one of the most historic and dynamic posts in the nation.
Let us carry on that tradition of service to our community, state and nation through The American Legion's Four Pillars of service - National Security; Americanism; Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation; and Children and Youth.
Join with me in rededicating ourselves in becoming the best Legionnaires we can possibly be by regularly attending post, district, and county council meetings; serving on committees; and running for elective offices.
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