We're also the coolest private club in Hollywood.
You served your country in a time of war. You probably learned a few things about yourself, about being a part of something bigger. As a veteran, your life of service has just begun. Help your community, your country, and your fellow vets, and have a good time doing it with people who get you.
Find out how joining the American Legion and Hollywood Post 43 helps veterans and others while enriching your life.
WHO WE ARE
THE AMERICAN LEGION IS THE NATION’S LARGEST VETERANS ORGANIZATION.
U.S. veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan & Iraq
With more than 2.5 million members and 14,000 posts across the country devoted to serving veterans, youth, and the community, the Legion is a powerful force.
Post 43 is a Hollywood institution, founded in 1919 by WWI veterans working in the motion picture industry. Its members have included Hollywood luminaries like Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Johnny Grant, Ronald Reagan, and more. Today, Post 43 boasts nearly 1,000 Legion Family members made up of veterans, Sons, and Auxiliary.
The “longest continuously operating speakeasy in Hollywood,” the post clubhouse is a private club for our members to congregate and relax.
It’s also a vibrant community civic center and event venue, featuring the famous Art Deco Bar, Cabaret Room banquet hall, and coming in 2017, a state-of-the-art film and digital cinema theater.
Hollywood Post 43 boasts the most diverse membership in the country, where all generations of veterans of every race, religion, and orientation are welcome.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism.
The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives. Wartime veterans who have served honorably during the eligibility periods as determined by Congress may apply for membership. If your parent or spouse served during wartime, you may qualify for membership in the Sons of the American Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary. Members of the Hollywood post have included showbusiness luminaries like Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, and many more. Today, many Post 43 Legionnaires are still employed in the entertainment industry and all walks of life in Los Angeles
Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, The Legion can continue to provide much-needed assistance to our veterans, servicemembers and their families.
Here are just a few ways your donation can make a life-changing difference for a hero in need:
- Supply wounded warriors with comfort items during recovery
- Grant scholarships to children whose parents died on active-duty or incurred a 50% VA disability since September 11, 2001
- Identify the unmet needs of U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families, and provide the necessary resources to meet them
- Sponsor high school students to attend Girls and Boys State
- Support youth sports and JROTC programs in Los Angeles
Be a hero to a hero. Make your tax-deductible gift of support today!