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May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day Event, Rainbow Division Memorial Grove

Exposition Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

 

rainbow memorial grove monument 20182018 lt col roldan reads commemorationLt. Col. Roldan reads the commemoration at the 2018 re-dedication of the Rainbow Division WW1 Monument.

 

On this Memorial Day of 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, a small event was conducted at the Rainbow Division Memorial in Exposition Park in remembrance of the American Soldiers who served under the Rainbow Division during WWI.

 As there were other Armistice Centennial Events occurring in California many of the usual attendees were busy elsewhere. This included members of the California WW1 Centennial Task Force. Mr. Jim Davis and Mr. David Cohen who are2018 lt col roldan salutes monumentLt. Col Roldan salutes those who have fallen. customarily in attendance were also unable to do so.  However, the family of Mr. Davis did attend. Acting as Master of Ceremonies was Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Roldan of the 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, US Army National Guard, who also had the honor of presenting the Commemoration Wreath which The Rainbow Division Association New York Chapter donated funds for.  The Wreath was moved to the LA Memorial Coliseum for their Memorial Coliseum Memorial Day Event. Lt. Col. Roldan requested that recognition be given to Johnny Huynh of the California Floral Company at californiafloralco.com for the wreath.2018 davis family and roldan and monument2018 - The Jim Davis family and Lt. Col. Roldan at the Rainbow Division Monument in Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

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California WW1 Centennial Task Force

 

Managing Board Co-Directors

Bill Betten
Sal Compagno
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Hugh E. Crooks, Jr.
Mike Hanlon
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.)
Prof. Jennifer Keene, Ph.D
Courtland Jindra
Dennis Matarrese
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Anthony Powell
Lester Probst
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.
Col. Fred Rutledge 

Northern California Committee

Sal Compagno
Mike Hanlon
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Nielsen
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)

Anthony Powell
Col. Fred Rutledge
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.

Southern California Committee

Bill Betten
Maria Carrillo
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.) 
Courtland Jindra
Lester Probst
Jeff Sharp

 Education Committee

Bill Betten, Master of Arts in Education, (Retired teacher DUSD, OUSD, AGUSD)
Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture at Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Scott Corbett, Ph.D, Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jennifer Keene, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University
Michael Powelson, Ph.D., Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jonathan Roth, Ph.D., Professor of History, SJSU, Burdick Military History Project Director [Committee Chair]
Miriam Raub Vivian, Ph.D.,  Professor of History, CSUB

Website Administrator

Bill Betten

 

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