Legion Highlights and Upcoming Events

Today is Purple Heart Day.  On this day in On this day in 1782, Gen. George Washington created the "Badge for Military Merit," a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word "Merit" stitched across the face in silver. The Order of the Purple Heart, the oldest American military decoration for military merit, is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy. It is also awarded to soldiers who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war. If you know a #PurpleHeart #veteran, make sure to offer a “thank you” today.

Today is Purple Heart Day.  On this day in On this day in 1782, Gen. George Washington created the "Badge for Military Merit," a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word "Merit" stitched across the face in silver. The Order of the Purple Heart, the oldest American military decoration for military merit, is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy. It is also awarded to soldiers who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.

If you know a #PurpleHeart #veteran, make sure to offer a “thank you” today.


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT POST 43:

THIS WEEK:
TONIGHT 8/7 - Regular Post Meeting; Dinner 5:30pm, Meeting at 7. Special WWI presentation & discussion with Gen. R.G. Head, USAF (ret.)
THURSDAY 8/10 - Bar Night & Karaoke! 7pm-1am
AUG 11-13 - Department Executive Committee Meetings, Amador Post 108
SATURDAY 8/12 - G.I. Party and Yard Sale 7am-3pm  DETAILS
SUNDAY 8/13 -
Randy Kahn Celebration of Life 12pm RSVP

SAVE THE DATE:
TUESDAY 8/15 - Executive Committee Meeting  7pm
THURSDAY 8/18 - Bar Night & Jazz: Richard Halpern's Hollywood Speakeasy! 7pm
AUG 18-24 - American Legion National Convention, Reno, NV
AUG 19-22 - Senior Star Search auditions  DETAILS
AUG 21 - Social & Committees Night - Dinner 5:30pm, Meetings & entertainment at 7. 

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


RECENT NEWS

Special thanks to all the Legionnaires who came to man the booth at the DRAGONFEST Martial Arts Expo on Saturday!  Special thanks to Vince Cecere and Legionnaire Greg Alaimo for the opportunity to get in front of veterans and Active Duty military to tell them all about the American Legion.


UPCOMING EVENTS

BAR NIGHT TOMORROW, AUG 8!

The clubhouse bar will be open Tuesday night this week.  Members, Legion family + 3 guests welcome.  Bar opens at 7pm.


BAR NIGHT: KARAOKE! THURS, AUG. 10!

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LEGION FAMILY! The Post of the Stars proudly presents: Hollywood Icons Karaoke!!!

Bring your best rendition of a real Hollywood legend and join us for a night of cocktails, songbirds, and Golden Age of Hollywood fun!  Come down and meet your friends. Legion, Sons, and Auxiliary members welcome + 3 guests. Bar opens at 7pm and karaoke starts at 9pm!


CRITICAL NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR G.I. PARTY & YARD SALE AUG. 12

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ALL HANDS ON DECK SATURDAY, AUG 12!!!!

The House Committee is spearheading the renovation and beautification of our historic post clubhouse in anticipation of our new theater opening late this year and 100th anniversary in 2019.

We need your help. It is time to purge all non-essential items that have been warehoused here for nearly a century, and then clean those areas from 90 years of dust and dirt. And maybe get first dibs on deals on some interesting old stuff!

We will be staging a lot of items out on the front steps the afternoon before (Friday, August 11th). Saturday morning will be a big clean-out of all of the things that are getting trashed, that aren't worth selling in the yard sale.  

As always, snacks, lunch and beverages will be provided.

To volunteer, CLICK HERE to register!


CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RANDY KAHN SATURDAY AT POST 43

Randall Otto Kahn (4/14/1948 - 7/18/2017) R.I.P.

Randall Otto Kahn (4/14/1948 - 7/18/2017) R.I.P.

JOIN US for celebration of life for Randy Kahn at Post 43 on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at noon

Post 43 Judge Advocate, Past Executive Committee Member, and a dear friend, Randy passed on to "Post Everlasting" July 18, 2017.  Randy was a lion of the post who lent his vast experience in a career in business, banking, and even acting to the stewardship of this post and especially the theater renovation project, in which he was an instrumental force. Randy was a kind, thoughtful patriot and good friend to veterans and Legionnaires. His contributions to the Hollywood Post are innumerable. He will be missed not only for his leadership and counsel, but especially for his friendship.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend, so we may plan to have enough refreshments.

RSVP


SAVE THE DATE: PLANE PULL FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS AUG. 19!

Post 43 is invited to partner with American Legion Sheriff's Star Post 309 for a Special Olympics fundraising event.

Since 1919, The American Legion has advocated on behalf of the nation's children by promising "A Square Deal for Every Child." Because of this promise, the Legion family has supported the Special Olympics through financial contributions and volunteer efforts, which has resulted in a successful relationship for more than 30 years.

Show your support for Special Olympics Southern California. With your donation, we can enrich the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.

JOIN THE TEAM and help raise money for Special Olympics during this awesome event, or simply make a donation!

LEARN MORE, JOIN THE TEAM, AND DONATE!


WANTED: MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Do you ride? Are you interested in community service and helping veterans?  Post 43 is gauging interest from the membership to start a chapter of American Legion Riders in Hollywood.  If you're interested, come to the next meeting or contact First Vice Commander, Michael Hjelmstad at the post.  To learn more about the American Legion Riders and their activities, CLICK HERE.


ATTENTION WOMEN VETERANS:

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Did you know that as a veteran and Legionnaire you qualify for FREE membership in the American Legion Auxiliary?  We want our women veterans involved in the great programs the Auxiliary runs. For more information,  see an AUX member at a post meeting and join online (select the offline payment option).


RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE FOR 2017-2018!

The new Legion year began 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 have already paid and received a renewal notice in error, 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!)


Post 43 Comms Team