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Cemetery protest
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Sergieff, Mike
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Originally a 20-acre tract of land, the Los Angeles 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 on May 22, 1889, and through the years has expanded to 114.5 acres. Those interred there are war veterans from the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and other American conflicts.
Photograph shows Jewish war veterans protesting President Reagan's visit to the German Cemetery where SS soldiers are buried, holding vigil and prayer at Westwood's Veteran Cemetery. They listened to speeches from Congressman Mel Levine, Gray Davis, as well as prayers led by local Jewish leaders. Photograph dated May 6, 1985.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 35 cm. on sheet 25 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Reagan, Ronald--Public opinion
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Jewish veterans--United States
Tombs & sepulchral monuments--California--Westwood (Los Angeles)
Cemeteries--California--Westwood (Los Angeles)
Demonstrations--California--Westwood (Los Angeles)
Protest movements--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Westwood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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