Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Major George E. Bloom, 1942

In addition to today being Memorial Day, it's the tenth anniversary of my Father's death. George E. Bloom was born in 1919 in Philadelphia, PA and passed away on May 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA.  When he was six months old, the family moved to Los Angeles.  Dad considered himself a life-long Angeleno.  Thank you for imparting your historical knowledge of our wonderful City to me, Dad.
Memorial Day is a day to remember all the people who have served, and are serving, in the armed forces; our surviving veterans; and to honor those who have died in past wars. There are many observances in and around the Los Angeles area this weekend. Below is a photo of my Dad, George, and his brothers soon after World War II, posing in their uniforms. Thanks, guys!
Mort, Hi and George Bloom.  Hollywood, 1946.

We plan on doing chores around the house this morning.  Later, this afternoon we're meeting up with a few friends for a simple picnic in Hancock Park near the La Brea Tar Pits.  I hope to find a spot away from the tar!!!
Happy Memorial Day to everyone.  Enjoy your day and remember those who have served so that we can have this day of remembrance.

George at Del Rey Yacht Club, 1984.  He really liked wearing those hats!

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