Burlingame Featured Speaker at George Washington Birthday Celebration

Joining the president of the West Hollywood Marketing and Visitors Bureau Sunday in nearby Hollywood will be State Assembly candidate Betsy Butler and Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Prang.

The Los Angeles/Southern California chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its 30th annual “Massing of the Colors” on Sunday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in honor of President George Washington's birthday.

Brad Burlingame, president of the West Hollywood Marketing and Visitors Bureau, is this year’s featured speaker. Burlingame’s brother, Capt. Charles Burlingame, was a pilot on American Airlines Flight 77 when hijackers took over the plane on Sept. 11, 2001, and flew it into the Pentagon.

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State Assembly candidate Betsy Butler will also be on hand for the festivities. Organizer and West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Prang said the event aims to be “historical, patriotic, and educational,” as well as appeal to students.

“The goal of the organization is to try to promote the history and culture of the founding of this country,” said Prang, who is also secretary of the Los Angeles/Southern California chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. “The event is really aimed toward students but open to anybody with an interest in history.”

Local high school and college ROTC units are expected to participate in the ceremonial “Massing of the Colors," and some members of the Sons of the American Revolution will be in period costumes. 

The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive.

Wendy February 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
It's good to say something positive on George Washingtons birthday. Most people in Los Angeles have been brainwashed to hate the flag and the founding fathers. It's very rare to see a flag stuck out on any American Holiday. These founding Father's risked getting their necks hanged for liberty. How many people in Hollywood would do that?
MarkD February 19, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Don't conflate love of country with house decoration. I think plenty of the people you hatefully dismiss repeatedly, Wendy, love their country deeply, which is why they work so hard to help shape its course. I'll take that any day over someone who sits on the sidelines and doesn't do anything except for bitch about other people then think she's a patriot because she sticks a flag up outside her home.


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