Memorial Day Observance to Honor Nation’s Fallen Heroes

The Monday ceremony is open to the public; volunteers joined Scouts in planting flags on Saturday.

The public is invited to attend a solemn at this morning. The program, starting at 10:30 a.m., will include patriotic songs, a rifle salute, a U.S. Coast Guard flyover and guest speakers.

The observance honors those service men and women who have died in service to the nation. Former U.S. Congressman Paul “Pete” MCloskey, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, will deliver the keynote address. Also participating will be a Marine Corps color guard and nine veterans organization. Some 200 flags will line the cemetery’s Avenue of Flags.

In connection with the Memorial Day observance, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts as well as Scouts from around the area and community members and veterans have placed more than 112,600 small U.S. flags on gravesites throughout the cemetery. Scouts gathered for a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, then dispersed to place the flags, with the help of volunteers.

natalie cohen May 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM
What a day to spend Memorial Day. It's amazing. I will always remember my grandparents. And as I promised I never not stop by to remember them here now, when I come to S.F My family is Lukenas . And all others here , Thank You ! From Natalie Cohen .
Mary brown May 27, 2012 at 12:41 AM
The young marines spent the morning placing flags at the cemetery. What a beautiful morning it was to see all of our young men pay tribute to our fallen heroes. God bless mary and robert brown


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