Volunteers Needed for WW1 Memorial Service Day with Mission Continues, Disney, DAR June 3rd
SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd 9am - 2pm: JOIN American Legion Hollywood Post 43, The Mission Continues, Disney's SALUTE!, and Daughters of the American Revolution for an important day of service to clean up the WWI Victory Memorial Grove!
In the aftermath of World War I, Americans erected thousands of memorials throughout the country to commemorate US participation. Many were the work of the leading sculptors, artists, and architects of the day; others, such as simple honor rolls, were more modest but no less heartfelt. Sadly, as we approach the war’s centennial, these memorials and their original purpose – to honor in perpetuity the more than four million Americans who served in the war and the more than 116,000 who died – have largely been forgotten. Many of the memorials have fallen into disrepair through neglect, theft, or vandalism. The platoon will partner with American Legion Hollywood Post 43 and the Daughters of the American Revolution to restore a memorial. Please help us.
MISSION: Park Beautification of 3,000 Sq. Ft. of Elysian Park surrounding the WWI Victory Memorial, known as Victory Memorial Grove
WORK INCLUDES: Mulching, Planting, and Litter pickup
LOCATION: Victory Memorial Grove, Elysian Park, 1342 Elysian Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90026 MAP
WHAT TO WEAR : Hats, gloves, good shoes
PARKING : Limited park at the park, but there is also a small lot: MAP TO LOT
This is part of a national effort to restore 100 WWI memorials in 100 cities across America, sponsored by the United States World War One Centennial Commission, The Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and The American Legion national organization. Do your part to preserve our military heritage: Volunteer on June 3rd!
For more information, contact:
Lester Probst, American Legion Hollywood Post 43
Benjamin Robles, The Mission Continues