This Memorial Day Weekend was one with both public and personal significance--the country was focused NOT on celebrity trivia but on its veterans, its role in the greater world community, and on a host of healthcare and mental health issues. My own weekend began with a bang, with my son's Boy Scout troop (Troop 110 of Beverly Hills and West LA) joining thousands of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Daisies and others to pay homage to our veterans with a massive flag-planting in the West LA VA Cemetery.
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Ken Alpern chairs The Transit Coalition and is a LA Westside Village Zone Director and Boardmember of the Mar Vista Community Council. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Mr. Alpern.