President’s Day was coming up at the time, that’s the reason why you see those “crosses” all over the sand, to commemorate the soldiers who died from the war. If you happen to visit Los Angeles, I recommend you to visit Santa Monica for it is a place where tourists lands when they’re in LA. There are a lot of recreational activities here and there are a lot of locals and tourists around the area. We’ve been there twice already and it’s really nice especially when you go there during summer, beach time. They also have indoor games which is cool. This beach is also known in filming movies I believe the “Baywatch show” was once taken from this scene.