Post 43 Breaking News
SONS Report by Robert ... Salutations my Fellow Sons, as we fall into Springtime and the trees, shrubs and bushes start to bloom again. I'd like to see our Squadron members bloom again, into attending our meetings and ...
It's a Family/Friend ... With the recent passing of our friend, Roberta Robles, it brings me back to the speech I gave last year.  The positive relationships we cultivate from our family and friends can increase our mood ...
Post 43 Son Wins Post 43 ... 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 ...
First Vice Commander by ... With Membership at 94% we're just 27 renewals away from 100% !! So, if you are one of the 27 who hasn't paid their 2015 Dues please take a minute to send in that check. For under $30 a year you ...
Post 43 Meeting Schedule March 2 - Regular and Aux. Meeting 7 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm. March 9 - Executive Meeting at 6 pm March 12  - Voiture 47 Meeting 7 pm at Post 43 March 16 - Law & Order Night and Aux. Meeting ...
Chef's Menu March 2 - Pasta & Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Dessert  March 16 - Corned Beef and Cabbage, Dessert and Birthday Cake.        
POST 43 BAR The Post Bar is currently open on Friday or Saturday evenings from 7pm - 1am. (Unless otherwise noted-see below).  Members are allowed two guests, but members must be here with their guests at all ...
POST EVERLASTING We lost Roberta Robles on January 29 after a long battle with cancer.  Many of you took the opportunity to visit her in those last days.  There was a very moving Funeral held for Roberta in which ...
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Mark Arciniega USN Shane Borza USAF John Holt USAF Layla Hunter USN Robert Janovich ARMY Gilbert Jones ARMY Stephan MacNab USN Rory O'Connor USN ...
Auxiliary Report by ... March means spring is on its way. Spring means all things new. Spring means that elections soon will take place. Elections will bring new energy, new direction and new focus. It's not too soon to ...
SERVICE OFFICER By ... I hope all have a good March 2015. I hope all got their new V.A. card and choice card. Please sign up at the V.A. hospital as it helps all veterans.  I will have attended the Women's PAC & the ...
2nd Vice Commander By ... Membership is up!  Meeting attendance is up! More members are enjoying the events planned by the Post.  Let me know if there's something you'd like to see or do or perhaps a special meeting night ...
COMMANDER’S MESSAGE by ... Greeting Comrades!   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 ...
CHAPLAIN’s CORNER By ... Please keep Willie Bellamy in your prayers as he is not doing well and the family of Roberta Robles.  Also remember the families of Roberta Robles and Auxiliary member Marjorie Schilling who both ...

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 MESSAGE by Don Schilling

    On Saturday, April 18th, I will be conducting (along with Tim Mosman his wife Olivia Headley) another American Legion Extension Institute (ALEI) at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.  

    The 4-hour workshop covers an in-depth look at the history of the American Legion and the Legion's Four Pillars of Service. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate and cap pin from National Headquarters. ALEI graduates are also eligible to attend the week long National American Legion College in Indianapolis.  

    The program starts at 10 am and wraps up at around 2 PM. Cost is $10 per person and includes a hot dog, chips and soda lunch. Seating is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  

    All Legionnaires, Sons and Auxiliary members in good standing are welcome to attend this fun and informative event. For more information and to register call me right away at (818) 903-4451.

  • Department of California Oratorical Contest Finals Held at Post 43
    Department of California Oratorical Contest Finals Held at Post 43

    Congratulations to all the high school students who participated in the Department Oratorical contest held at Post 43 on Sunday March 8th! In attendance was American Legion Department of California Commander Janet Wilson (in light green jacket) and other Legion dignitaries, friends and families from around the state. 

    The winner, the first young lady on the left, will now go on to compete in the national competition.

    A big thanks to Post 43 Junior Past Commander David Gibson who is the Department Oratorical Chairman and others who made it happen.


  • VOTE




    Nominations - Officers

    Nominations for Commander, 1st Vice-Commander; 2nd Vice-Commander; and (6) Executive Committee positions, and (1) Member of the Board of Trustees shall be on April 6, 2015 at the regularly scheduled meeting. Members may self-nominate or be nominated by another member. Election for the above named officers shall be on Wednesday May 20, 2015 (Meeting is moved to this date due to an Event) from 5pm-7pm in the Chandelier Room upstairs. Nominees for officers of the Post shall be allowed to submit a (100) word candidate statement no later than April 13, 2015 by FAX; E-mail; Hand delivery; or regular US Mail. These candidate statements shall be hand delivered, mailed or E-mailed to all paid up members prior to the election.

    Nominations - Delegates

    Nominations for the Delegates to the 2014 State Convention shall be at the regularly scheduled meeting on April 20, 2015. Members may self-nominate. Elections for the (12) Delegates shall be on May 4, 2015 from 5pm-7pm in the Chandelier Room upstairs. Prior to April 20 you can Phone, E-mail, Mail, FAX or Hand Deliver your self-nomination to the Post.


    Section 8. The circulating or distribution of resolutions, letters, tickets, or other devices by a member or members of Hollywood Post, suggesting, recommending, opposing, or containing the name or names of proposed candidates for Post delegate, or any other office in the Post, is hereby prohibited on any Post property or properties controlled by the Post. This does not prohibit any announcement by a candidate published in the Hollywood Legionnaire under ground rules promulgated by the Executive Committee.

    NOTICE - To All Post 43 Members

    On April 6 the Post will conduct a "Candidates Forum" Event involving the Candidates for Commander, 1st Vice-Commander, and 2nd Vice-Commander.

    The process will proceed in this manner:

    7:00pm - 8:30pm Regular meeting including nominations of the Post Officers. (Please see announcement).

    8:30pm - 9:00pm ½ Hour break to allow the meeting room to clear out and those members who wish to leave to do so. Also during this time a locked Election Box will be placed on the Bar in the Cabaret Room so that members may write down appropriate questions for the candidates to answer. For example: "Each new Commander typically chooses a theme for their tenure. (I.e. Patriotism was Don Schilling's theme) What is your theme and how will you show it?" Not acceptable questions would be: What religion are you? Or, what's your political affiliation? Or, do you think Wal-Mart should be "Unionized".

    At 9:00 pm all members (no SONS, Auxiliary or guests) shall reconvene in the meeting room. The Moderator, National Executive Committeeman and former Dept. Commander for California Hugh Crooks, assisted by Dept. of California Parliamentarian Wayne Yee shall call the forum to order, have the Candidates sit behind the 3 placed Lecterns and the Forum will begin. Each Candidate shall have 3 minutes to respond to each question in sequenced rotation. (I.e. Commander, 1st, 2nd), (1st, 2nd, Commander), etc.

    Only Paid-Up members can attend or ask questions. The Forum will last from 9:00pm - 11pm. If you need additional information, call Terry or Jerry in the office. For the Legion, Terance Duddy, Adjutant

Dept of Vet Affairs

VA News Releases

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

Member News and Information

  • Implementation of new VA committee

    TO:     All American Legion National Leadership



    FROM:   Michael D. Helm, National Commander


    SUBJECT:        Implementation of new VA committee


    Last week the President announced a new task force that he is commissioning for the purpose of making recommendations to VA in an attempt to address the “Customer Service Experience”.  The name of this initiative is called MyVA.  This initiative supports the agency’s earlier announcement that the nation would be divided into 5 regional customer support activities, and that the existing VISNs would eventually figure out how to fall into this model.  Details on this have not yet been addressed. 


    The initial announcement of the taskforce identified several industry professionals, and one VSO slot that will be initially staffed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).  The VA has briefed The American Legion and has let us know that the VSO position will be a rotating seat that will be filed by each of the 6 large veteran service organizations that are chartered by congress, but did not have any specifics to provide as to how long appointments would be for, how often these appointments would be changed, or what the selection criteria was for the existing selectees, or what the process would be in the future for selecting future nominees to fill the VSO spot.


                            For more information regarding this announcement, please see the VA’s press release. http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2683


                    As soon as we learn more about this process, we will update you accordingly.   



    MICHAEL  D.  HELM   

    National Commander

  • LEGIONNAIRES- Portrait Photography by Jon Endow




    Post 43 bartender, Jon Endow writes "I had the honor to photograph some of the veterans at the Hollywood American Legion Post 43.

    These portraits are now on exhibit at LA City Hall in the East Bridge Gallery. It will be up for the month of November.
    I would like to invite you to the Gallery Reception on November 25th.
    Parking is located at City Hall East - 201 N. Los Angeles St. LA, CA 90012
    Attached is a link to RSVP and REGISTER your Car for Parking.




  • Post 43 Commander Donald C. Schilling receives National Legion College diploma

    Shown above, Post 43 Commander Donald C. Schilling receiving his National Legion College diploma from National Commander Michael D. Helm, National Adjutant Daniel S. Wheeler, and Past National Commander Butch Miller.  

      Photo by Lucas Carter, The American Legion.

  • Day of Heroes

Post 43 Calendar

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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.


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.