Please join us in congratulating THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS vet Kate Linder (Esther) who was named Honorary Colonel of Hollywood Post 43 of the American Legion during the annual Commander’s Ball on Aug. 6, 2022!
“I will never forget being able to share this honor with stars such as Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, and countless others,” Linder said in a statement. “I would like to thank Commander Jeff Daly, Past Commander Jennifer Campbell, and Honorary Colonel Jane Austin, who I know had a lot to do with me being named Honorary Colonel. I would like to thank the members and veterans of Hollywood Post 43. Thank you for your service has a whole new meaning for me now and forever!”
The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization and Hollywood Post 43 has a historic relationship with show business. Since 1932, over 200 actors and actresses have been inducted as Honorary Colonels.
In addition to her 40 years on Y&R, Linder has done four USO tours with the late Johnny Grant and has spent Thanksgivings visiting troops in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Korea to boost morale, also visiting Guantanamo Bay to send off deploying troops from Fort Hood.