Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 10621 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA
The cemetery has a special section called the Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation, which is the final resting place for some aviation pioneers, including barnstormers, daredevils and architects of aviation. There is a memorial to Amelia Earhart and others,
The shrine was originally built as an impressive entrance to Valhalla Memorial Park cemetery. It was named for the palace Odin, the Norse god of slain heroes.
On December 17, 1953, the rotunda was rededicated as the Portal of the Folded Wings, through the efforts of aviation fan and cemetery employee James Gillette. During the ceremony, the cremated remains of Walter R. Brookins were interred there. Brookings was the first aviator to take a plane to an altitude of a mile and had been the Wright brothers' first civilian student.
When sculptor Giorgi died in 1963, he was buried outside the structure, near his masterpiece. Gillette was also buried outside near the shrine he helped found.
In 1958, Pierce Brothers sold its family-owned chain of Southern California mortuaries and cemeteries to Joe Allbritton, a Texas financier, who sold off 20 acres of Valhalla for development. In 1991, the cemeteries and mortuaries were acquired by Service Corp. International in Houston, but the Pierce Brothers sign remains at Valhalla.