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SF’s 150th Anniversary Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday flag raising, grand march, anniversary and community picnic
By - posted 5/26/2018 No Comment

The Presidio Trust, the City of San Francisco and the Department of Veterans Affairs​ invite you to be part of the official City and County of San Francisco Memorial Day Observance.

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Presidio’s participation in the city’s annual ceremony, dating back to the establishment of this national day of remembrance in 1868. The ceremony will honor the one million Americans killed while serving in the U.S. armed forces and will connect the public to the commitment and sacrifices made by military personnel, veterans, and their families. Additional events will take place throughout the day.

2018 Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade
Monday, May 28, 2018 | 9:30 am to 2 pm
Presidio Main Post and National Cemetery, San Francisco

Schedule of Events:

  • ​9:30 am: Flag Raising – Meet at Pershing Square across from the Presidio Officers’ Club
  • 10:30 am: Grand March – A community processional from the Presidio Officers’ Club to San Francisco National Cemetery with veterans, families, and military dignitaries
  • 11 am: 150th Anniversary Ceremony – A formal ceremony featuring reflections on sacrifice, service, and the history of remembrance at the Presidio
  • Noon: Community Picnic – Gather with family and friends on the Main Parade Ground for games and music. Food will be available for purchase.