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Weeping Wall Memorial Dedication --  April, 1999

Designer - Lew Watanabe

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Crowd waits for ceremony to begin

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I believe the national anthem is being sung

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Partly because I know it was in this photo, and they look so much alike

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The late Jim Heasley was in attendance

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Late Sierra Madre veteran Rose Smith

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Rev. Bamberger shares his thoughts

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And the crowd bows their heads

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 Then Mayor Hayes speaks

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Mayor Hayes reads Lew Watanabe a proclamation from the City

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Then gives it to him

 

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A representative from Assemblyman Margett's office gives a proclamation to Lew

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Similar shot, but with the wall in it

 

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WWII (?) veteran nurse Rose Smith speaks

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Then places flowers by the plaque

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And Lew helps her back to her seat

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My apologies, I don't recall who this speaker is

 

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But she had a proclamation, too

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Arturo (?) places the container in the time capsule

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Staff places the  seal/marker on top

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The markers

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VFW Color Guard Salutes

 

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For the 21-Gun Salute

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And as taps was played

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Post ceremony

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VFW Quartermaster Ted Evans

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Lew poses for local press, that's his good friend, the late Monsignor Gara in the background

 

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I asked Lew to pose with his City proclamation

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Beautiful flower arrangement adorns memorial plaque

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Close-up of memorial plaque

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The Wall

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Another angle

 

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Close-up of wall decorations

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Straighter on and closer up

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Another angle

 

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