Veterans Day in Los Angeles
Fitting L.A. Tour Stop Today on a Private Tour
Veterans Day is today – a day to remember and honor the sacrifices made by American soldiers throughout our history. A number of cities and museums in our region will host ceremonies to honor the brave men and women who fought to protect our national interests. Among the museums are the Reagan and Nixon Presidential Libraries which we visit from time to time when our guests are interested in seeing them. However, one of the oldest (1889) and largest (127 acres) national cemeteries in the United States is right here, the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Open on Veterans Day for visitors from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (0800-1700 hours) this reverential and peaceful place is a perfect stopover on a custom private tour of Los Angeles. Among its honored dead are those who served from as far back as the Mexican-American War and Civil War all the way through Afghanistan. Fourteen Medal of Honor recipients are buried on the grounds. The chapel was renamed the Bob Hope Chapel on his 99th birthday to honor his lifelong contributions to veterans and active duty soldiers. Also, the cemetery is known for its annual February 12th celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.