The first base was established in 1929, while the last, Little America V, was established in 1956 at Kainan Bay. Little America II was established in 1934, and during the 1934-1935 expedition, many souvenir letters were sent from Little America, using a commemorative postage stamp issued by the U.S. government. Glendale's float received a special award, a consolation prize after the float's entry having been delayed en route to the parade.
Memorial Day, also known as "Poppy Day", May 26, 1934. Members of the American Legion Auxillary pose with Los Angeles's City Council president. In the front row of the photo are City Councilman Howard Davis, Auxillary members Marie Gore, and Mary Repp. Behind them are Auxillary members Julia Van Sky and Mrs. Tom Rice.Members of the Los Angeles American Legion Auxillary hold bouquets of artificial poppies, made by veterans of the First World War. The poppies were sold by members of the American Legion Auxillary in order to raise money for disabled veterans and their families.Poppies were chosen as representative of Memorial Day due to their presence in the iconic World War I memorial poem, "In Flanders Fields". The poem was written by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.