A few day ago I posted a number of pictures taken while participating in the pre-Memorial Day exercises at the National Cemetery in Los Angeles. Over the weekend, it occurred to me that there were several Union Civil War veterans buried elsewhere in cemeteries around LA, especially at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which as I have often made note, is in close proximity to Harristorian HQ.
Unfortunately, most of the graves are in isolated parts of the cemetery and rarely visited. I suppose that the veterans’ descendents have long ago moved on. So we (my wife, Coni and I) took it upon ourselves to hold our own Decoration Day (the original name of Memorial Day from 1868) and place flags on the graves of Union veterans in Hollywood.
Below are a few shots of our own festivities.