In Norse mythology Valhalla is the "hall of the slain," an enormous gallery in heaven filled with valiant warriors and gods; the real story of this Valhalla is strictly earthbound, a dirty tale of greed, corruption and remarkable stupidity.
At Westwood Village Memorial Park, the spirits of those who have left are celebrated in an elegant and graceful way; one hopes that the owners of the cemetery will preserve the intimate, cocktail party feel of this peaceful oasis
African American, Japanese, Armenian, Mexican, Irish, French, Jewish, English, Scottish, Union, Confederate -- all are represented at this first privately operated cemetery in Los Angeles, opened in 1877.
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