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Memorial Day: A Day of Honor & Remembrance
Four Army members in uniform walk in a procession through the San Francisco National Cemetery where many citizens watch.
Join veterans, families, and the community for Memorial Day at the Presidio
This year’s ceremony will pay tribute to World War II and Korean War Veterans. The annual commemoration begins with a parade of the 191st Army Band, veterans' organizations and distinguished guests. The parade starts at 10:30 am at the Main Post (near Sheridan and Lincoln Blvd.), and ends at the San Francisco National Cemetery. At noon, a 21-gun salute by the U.S. Army’s 75th Pacific Division signals the end of the program.
The formal program begins at 11 am. It includes music and remarks by military and civilian dignitaries, including Leader Nancy Pelosi, American Battle Monuments Commission Secretary Max Cleland, Consul General of France Romain Serman, and Retired Army General Walter L. Sharp.
After the ceremony, the Interfaith Center at the Presidio invites everyone to the newly-renovated Presidio Chapel for quiet time for meditation, reflection, and prayers. The Chapel will be open from 11 am to 2 pm.
Tours of the National Cemetery will also be held after the commemoration.
When & Where
Starts: 5/27/2013 10:30 AM
Ends: 5/27/2013 1:15 PM
(San Francisco National Cemetery )