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We Remember and Pay Tribute - Off-Ramp 5-28-11




Originally just 20-acres, the LA National Cemetery opened as one of 11 facilities operated by the Veterans Administration on lands shared with national veterans' homes or asylums for disabled soldiers. It was dedicated in 1889, and through the years has expanded to more than 100 acres. Those interred there are war veterans from the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and other American conflicts.
Originally just 20-acres, the LA National Cemetery opened as one of 11 facilities operated by the Veterans Administration on lands shared with national veterans' homes or asylums for disabled soldiers. It was dedicated in 1889, and through the years has expanded to more than 100 acres. Those interred there are war veterans from the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and other American conflicts.
Carol Westwood/LA Public Library

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