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Harry Farrar | Bagpiper Los Angeles

The Bagpiper at National Cemetery in Westwood Ca

Harry at National Cemetery


Harry Farrar performed the Scottish Bagpipes for a fallen soldier at National Cemetery in Westwood Ca.

The honor guard and the gun salute was very impressive.
The cemetery was very well kept and an impressive place to be able to visit. The cemetery is basically full with thousands of graves. 

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. The Pacific Branch of the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was established in 1887 on Santa Monica ranch lands donated by Senator John P. Jones and Arcadia B. de Baker. The following year, the site grew by an additional 200 acres; in 1890, 20 more acres were appended for use as a veterans’ cemetery. By this time, with more than 1,000 veterans in residence, a new hospital was erected in 1900. It was replaced in 1927 by Wadsworth Hospital, and a second facility, Brentwood Hospital, was also constructed in the 1920s

 

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