Post 43 Breaking News
New Years Eve Ball Our New Year's Eve Party for Post members & Guests 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 ...
Football Games in the ... BAR OPENS @ 9:30am   5 TV's to choose from!    Watch YOUR team play here, every Sunday throughout the season!
2015 Thanksgiving Dinner Guests will be charged $15 each for their meal.  Please remember that you are allowed two guests only and you have to be with your guests while they are on the premises.  Any additional guests are ...
American Heroes Event Gates will open at 11:30 AM.  The Bar will open at 12:00 Noon and starting at 1:00 PM on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th, the Post will do a roll call of our deceased. Please be sure to arrive ...
Bruins Game   Saturday November 14 Bruins Football!   Game Time To Be Determined   Seats are still available!   Call office or email to sign up. 323-851-3030 crew@hollywoodpost43.org  
SONS Report By Xavier ... No Article This Month - Happy Holidays!
Give Me A Break - by ... "The Hustler" is a movie classic that depicts Paul Newman as a pool shark who attempts to swindle Jackie Gleason's character out of a lot of money.  In an intense match up of both skills and wit, a ...
POST EVERLASTING Lonnie Anderson passed on to Post Everlasting on August 28.  Lonnie joined our Post in March 2004.  Let us keep our Comrade and his family in our prayers.   If you know of any Post members who have ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ... LOST RECORDS> The blaze that ripped through the National Personnel Records Center in a St. Louis suburb on 12 July 1973 consumed 16 million to 18 million official military personnel files in the ...
Post 43 Meeting Schedule December 6 - 23rd Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration VAWLA December 7 - Holiday Social Night & Aux. 7 pm, Holiday Dinner 5:30 pm December 10 - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm Post 43 December ...
Chef's Menu December 7 - *Holiday Dinner - Prime Rib Au Jus, Baked Potato, Broccoli, Sour Cream, Horse Radish, Chocolate Mousse Cake December 21 - Fish of the Day, Dill Sauce, Parsley Potato, Carrots and ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!   Hopp Randell USAF Scott Darnell USN Underwood Hamilton USAF Barnett Randall USN Kee Dennis USAF Reiland John USMC Tyson ...
Post News - New Year's ... Our New Year's Eve Party for Post members & Guests 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 ...
WOMENS AUXILIARY By ... Happy Halloween! Spooky things sometimes invade our lives no matter how hard we try to avoid those goblins. Some things can be scarier than others. As part of the Veteran family, we are here to ...
1st Vice Commander's ... It's that time of the year when we get together with family and friends to enjoy the holiday season... Take a moment to help those less fortunate. 'Do something' as every helping hand makes for a ...
COMMANDER’S COLUMN by ... HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE "To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars." Sound familiar? It should. It's part of the Preamble to The American Legion Constitution. ...
POST MUSEUM The Post Museum is open on meeting days from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
POST 43 BAR The Post Bar is currently open on Thursday evenings from 7pm - 1am. (Unless otherwise noted-see below).  Members are allowed two guests, but members must be here with their guests at all times.  We ...
Chaplain's Corner by Tom ... It is that time of the year when we celebrate two of our most important holidays; Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day.  Several years ago we were having dinner with some friends and the host asked each ...
2nd Vice Commander By ... The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.   Armistice Day, established at the conclusion of WWI to honor the servicemen of that Great War, begat Veterans Day which we celebrate ...

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



Dept of Vet Affairs

VA News Releases

News Releases from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Member News and Information

  • KFI AM 640 Commemorating Memorial Day with the Hollywood American Legion Post 43

    Sunday, May 24th 2015 @ 1am

    (5/24) Today HOUR TWO of The MoKelly Show is joined by WW II Vet Jimmy Weldon AND Iraq and Afghanistan War Vet Fernando Rivero as they share their inspiring stories on KFI AM 640 more stimulating talk

    Read more: http://www.kfiam640.com/media/podcast-the-mo-kelly-show-MorrisOKelly/524-commemorating-memorial-day-with-the-26073708/#ixzz3bP9TUSQG

  • Scouts Honor Fallen Soldiers By Planting 86,000 Flags On Graves

    WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A special Memorial Day weekend salute was held Saturday for each of the 86,000 veterans buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

    Young boy scouts and girl scouts walked the burial grounds, planting small American flags in front of the graves of soldiers who are no longer with us.

    Cub scout Zachary Risinger may be only six years old, but, being the son of a veteran, he says he knows what Memorial Day stands for. “It’s when you celebrate the soldiers that went into the Army that died,” Zachary said.

    GALLERY: LA Scouts Honor Heroes

    More than 4,000 scouts took part in planting the flags, and thanking fallen soldiers.

    “Freedom of speech, freedom of press, that’s something other countries don’t get,” 14-year-old boy scout Lucas Humayan said. “We owe those freedoms to the veterans we are commemorating.”

    It took the scouts only a couple of hours to place the 86,000 flags on all the graves, but organizers hope the scouts take the lessons learned from honoring the veterans, and that they keep them for a lifetime.

    “I hope that they take home the price our men and women have given for our freedom,” troop leader Keith Smith said.

    Parents, meanwhile, such as veteran Carl Risinger, say these lessons are incredibly important for their children to understand.

    “It’s very important to uphold the traditions of America and bring these little guys along.”

  • Outgoing 2014-2015 Executive Committee
    Outgoing 2014-2015 Executive Committee

    From left to right - seated; 1st Vice Commander Tim Shaner, Commander Don Schilling, 2nd Vice Commander Keven Freedman.

    From left to right - standing; Danny Roberts, Micheal Hjelmstad, Drea Garcia, Adjutant Terry Duddy, Jr. Past Commander David Gibson, Tom Urich, and Terrence Pallend. Not shown Fernando Rivero.

Welcome New Members

  • Welcome August 2015 New Members!


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.


Newsletter in history


    August 1965 "The Hollywood Legionnaire"

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).


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.