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PHOTOS: 7th Northeast Los Angeles Veterans’ Day Parade

The turnout was less impressive than in 2011 but the solemn ceremony and parade were just as inspiring.

Northeast Los Angeles celebrated Veterans’ Day Sunday with a solemn ceremony at Eagle Rock City Hall, followed two hours later by a parade that began at 1 p.m. from Fire Station 55 on York Boulevard and ended a short distance east of Figueroa Street.

It was Northeast L.A.’s seventh Veterans’ Day parade. The parade’s grand marshal was Daniel L. Van Dyke, a veteran of the wars in Korea and Vietnam who grew up in Eagle Rock and manages a family business in Highland Park. The office of City Council member José Huizar organized the parade.

Photos by Eagle Rock resident and photographer Herb West.

Henk Friezer November 12, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Probable reason for lighter attendance is that official Veterans Day is actually Monday and many attended ceremonies at Forest Lawn and federal ceremonies. Also Patt Morrison has an ER connection she lived in ER while attending Oxy. She is a prominent Oxy alumnus. Being a Vietnam Era vet I would also on a personal note like to remember some ERHS classmates that gave their lives in Vietnam most notably George Myrick and Richard Karger, RIP!
Jessica November 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Maybe try advertising more on the parade I didn't even know there was a parade in Highland Park on Sunday...
Carmela Gomes November 13, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Photo number 28 is Al C. Strange, photographer extraordinaire and community patriot.
S.E.C.G. November 14, 2012 at 05:19 AM
I completely forgot! Wished I could have been there

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