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Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno

Categories: Cemeteries, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
Golden Gate National Cemetery is a U.S. National Cemetery in California, located in the city of San Bruno, 12mi south of San Francisco. Because of the name and location, it is frequently confused with San Francisco National Cemetery, which dates to the 19th century and is in the Presidio of San Francisco, in view of the Golden Gate. Around 1937, San Francisco residents voted to bar the opening of new cemeteries within the city proper and, as a result, the site for the new national cemetery was selected south of the city limits in adjacent San Mateo County.HistoryCongress authorized construction of the facility in 1937, with the first interments in 1941. The cemetery was officially dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1942. California Attorney General Earl Warren (later Governor, then Chief Justice of the United States) was keynote speaker at the ceremony. Golden Gate is one of a large number of U.S. Army-planned cemeteries started in the 1930s and completed during the 1940s. They were designed specifically to provide abundant burial opportunities in locations around the nation in cities with very large veteran populations.
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  • simple, nice, quiet ... I recommend a visit, really awesome, see these endless rows of headstones
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  • Beautiful well-groomed cemetery. They do a great Memorial Day ceremony with military band to honor veterans, passed and living. I saw old soldiers from all branches of the military. Very, very respect...  read more »
  • My father was a soldier during World War II and when he passed away, we laid him to rest at Golden Gate National Cemetery. 
  • Rest in Peace, Admiral Chester Nimitz. Thank you for your service when your Country needed you most!
  • The cemetery is not as picturesque as Arlington or Punch Bowl, but it is still a respectful final resting place for our veterans. Good times to visit are Memorial Day and Veterans Day when there are commemorative events, Independence Day when local scouts plant a flag on every grave, and around Christmas when some areas have wreaths on the graves. We have also been here when the traveling replica of the Vietnam War Memorial came through.
  • Boy Scouts put little flags in every grave for memorial day. Very respectful.
  • Fantastic while at the same time awesome and almost overwhelming to see so many Marines buried in one spot. Semper Fi.
  • Thanks to all our military .A big salute to all past and preasant. We have a large one here in Florida here Bushnell. May God bless you all.
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