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Grant Interred

OW Staff | 8/29/2012, 5 p.m.

Larry Grant, co-founder of the Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade and a veterans affairs commissioner with the city of Carson was interred Wednesday during a private military ceremony held at Riverside National Cemetery.

The 86-year-old Grant died Aug. 18 of heart failure at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, according to his daughter Deborah Grant Lacy.

A banker by trade, Grant made a key civic mark on the Southern California community when he conceived of and helped co-found a parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. first in Los Angeles and then in San Diego.