|Program Narrator Jonathan Flora at |
Hollywood Post 43 of the American Legion
|A Re-enactor with Courtland Jindra of the Task Force|
There were four other events supported by the Task Force over the three days.
- A WWI presentation at the Oneonta Club of South Pasedena
- A WWI display at the LA High School Memorial Park (a WWI memorial park with a memorial library on the site)
- A presentation on Southern California at the Glendora Public Library
- A tree planting at the Victory Memorial Grove in Los Angeles
(See our earlier artilce on the grove HERE )
|Courtland as Master of Ceremonies and the Tree Planters in Action|
Our state paid a high price with more than 3400 giving their lives, of that nearly 450 being from Los Angeles. In the County of Los Angeles over thirty memorials were dedicated to the war, including this very building that we sit in today. Sadly the USA's sacrifice has forgotten in the century since. It is our hope, that our program will have illuminated this blind spot in our history and honored the generation that gave so much.
Thank you, California, for honoring our heritage.