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Veterans Day has its roots in a proclamation issued by President Woodrow Wilson in November 1919, a year after World War I ended, designating Nov. 11 as Armistice Day. States soon starting declaring Nov. 11 a legal holiday.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Veterans

Veterans Day Observances Planned Throughout L.A. County

Posted Nov. 11, 2015, 8:11 am

Veterans Day will be marked in Los Angeles County today by a parade in the northeast San Fernando Valley and events at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills and in Commerce designed to improve the financial and physical health of men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States.

Members from Santa Monica Elks 906 - Pete Armstrong, Carrie Brandlin (WLA VA Volunteer Services Director), Frank H. Frazier, Robbie Robinson (Lodge Vet Services Chairman), and Steve Schechter (Lodge Office Manager).

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Veterans

Santa Monica Elks 906 Recognized For Giving $65K In Goods, Services To Veterans

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:26 am

Members from Santa Monica Elks 906 were on hand at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Volunteer Service award ceremony on Thursday, April 10.

A rendering of the proposed War Memorial for Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Woodlawn Cemetery, Veterans

Santa Monica War Memorial At Cemetery Approved

Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:51 am

Those with Santa Monica roots who served and fallen in the military might soon be honored daily as the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved Nov. 26 a war memorial to be built at Woodlawn Cemetery. The Memorial Wall would honor local natives who gave their lives to defend the United States in battle since the late nineteenth century.

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