Legion Highlights and Upcoming Events

REMINDER: MEETING TONIGHT 7pm! 

SPECIAL FLAG DAY INDUCTION (June 14, 2017) -- Post 43 commander Fernando Rivero initiates a record 55 veterans as new members into the American Legion during a special meeting of the post on Flag Day. (photo by James R. McGill)

SPECIAL FLAG DAY INDUCTION (June 14, 2017) -- Post 43 commander Fernando Rivero initiates a record 55 veterans as new members into the American Legion during a special meeting of the post on Flag Day. (photo by James R. McGill)

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT POST 43:

THIS WEEK:
TONIGHT 6/19 - Regular Meeting - Dinner 5:30pm Meeting at 7. 
WEDNESDAY 6/21 - FREE Legal Clinic | 5:30pm-8:30pm Bob Hope Patriotic Hall  REGISTER
THURSDAY 6/22 - Richard Halpern's Hollywood Speakeasy! 7pm Details
6/22 - 6/27 - American Legion Department Convention, Riverside, Calif.

SAVE THE DATE:
SUNDAY 6/29 - The Art Deco Comedy Hour! Details & Nonmember Tickets
FRIDAY 6/30 - Zarah Mahler Concert 8pm | $8 (cash only at the door)
WEDNESDAY 7/4 - Happy Independence Day!  CLUBHOUSE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY
MONDAY 7/10 - Social & Committees Night | Dinner starts @ 5:30pm
WEDNESDAY 7/12 - VFT Meeting 6:30pm
MONDAY 7/24- Regular Meeting - Dinner 5:30pm Meeting at 7. 

Check the online calendar often for updates and the latest events!


RECENT NEWS

Post 43 and DAR Rededicate Restored WWI Memorial on Flag Day

It was a great turnout from Post 43 on Wednesday morning of Flag Day for the rededication of the Victory Memorial Grove WWI monument on June 14, 2017.   Special thanks to Post 43 member Lester Probst for his leadership and hard work on making this happen together with the Los Angeles DAR, Disney, The Mission Continues, and LA Parks & Recreation.


ICYMI: Post 43 Featured in Special Flag Day Broadcast!

Post 43 was featured on the KTLA Morning News with Gayle Anderson during her "Gayle on the Go" segment to talk about Flag Day, the American Legion and all the great things happening at Post 43. In case you missed it, check out the video HERE.


Gary "Lieutenant Dan" Sinise Joins the American Legion

Actor Gary Sinise was "capped" into the Sons of the American Legion by Post 43 Commander and Sons dual-member, Fernando Rivero and Sons Squadron 43 commander, Luis Hernandez at the Veterans in Film & Television meeting July 13, 2017.  Sinise is a legend in the veteran and military community not just for his acting roles, including his iconic performance as "Lieutenant Dan" in the classic film, Forrest Gump, but for his tireless philanthropic efforts for our community and wounded warriors through his Gary Sinise Foundation. Sinise's father and grandfather are both veterans. Post 43 members were on hand last month when Gary was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Welcome to the Legion Family, Gary! (photo by John Duffy)


2017 Commander's Ball a Spectacular Event

Unit 43 Auxiliary member Jocelyn Rivero and the new commander for 2017-2018 Fernando Rivero on the red carpet at the 2017 Commander's Ball, June 17, 2017.  (photo by David Tenenbaum)  RED CARPET PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!

Unit 43 Auxiliary member Jocelyn Rivero and the new commander for 2017-2018 Fernando Rivero on the red carpet at the 2017 Commander's Ball, June 17, 2017.  (photo by David Tenenbaum)  RED CARPET PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!

A wonderful time was had by all at the third annual Commander's Ball on June 17, 2017.  With nearly 200 attendees, the gala event was one for the record books. Amazing food catered by Justin Urich of On the Thirty Restaurant! Great music was provided by Douglas Roegiers and his band plus a stirring rendition of the national anthem by teen vocal sensation Shannon K.

Thanks to all who came out and made it a special evening and a very special thank you to all the great folks who helped pull it off: Jennifer Crandell, Jennifer Campbell, Karl Risinger, Dianna Wilson, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Duffaut, Heather Risinger, André Andrews Jr., BJ Lange, Nicholas Wettels, David Acosta, Jim Bentley, Ron Prykanowski, Quinton Farina, April Luca, JP Davis, Judy Urich, Manual Arts High School JROTC and many, many more.

MC for the evening, comedian, Army veteran and incoming American Legion member John Stites with Post 43 member Shannon Corbeil and adjutant Karl Risinger at the 2017 Commander's Ball, June 17, 2017. (photo by Louis Katz)

MC for the evening, comedian, Army veteran and incoming American Legion member John Stites with Post 43 member Shannon Corbeil and adjutant Karl Risinger at the 2017 Commander's Ball, June 17, 2017. (photo by Louis Katz)


LEGAL CLINIC 6/21: REGISTER

LEGAL CLINIC 6/21: REGISTER


Convention of American Legion Department of California Starts This Week!

Post 43 will send a record 15 delegates to the Department (state) convention in Riverside this year, June 22-25. If you are a delegate or alternate, you will receive your convention packet at the July 19 post meeting. Read the Call to Convention HERE and the Convention Agenda HERE.


Renew Your Membership Online for 2017-2018!

The new Legion year begins July 1! Renew your Legion Family membership online at hollywoodpost43.org and click on MEMBER LOGIN to update your profile with payment information. Pay online with a credit card or at the post with cash, check, or card in the office or at the bar. Renew Today! (NOTE: If you received a renewal notice and you have already paid, please email crew@hollywoodpost43.org so we can update your profile. Thanks for your patience as we upgrade our systems and for your continued membership!)


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