BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW
SAN FRANCISCO MOURNS CHRISTOPHER ROSE
SAN FRANCISCO MOURNS KEITH MOORE
Bay City News
The San Francisco Presidio will hold a special tribute to American soldiers killed in Iraq during the city’s Memorial Day Ceremony, a Presidio spokeswoman reported.
The ceremony, which in its 139th year is one the oldest on the west coast, will kick off Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Post Parade Ground in the Presidio, where veterans and guests will participate in a parade to the nearby National Cemetery, according to spokeswoman Dana Polk.
U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo/San Francisco, will give remarks during a ceremony at the cemetery, which will be accompanied by music from the 91st Division Pipes and Drums and the Pleasanton Community Concert Band, Polk said.
The Memorial Day ceremony typically draws some 2,000 people, which makes the ceremony one of the largest ceremonies in the country.
National Park Service rangers will give tours of the cemetery and identify distinguished figures that are buried among the 35,000 soldiers at the cemetery.
The Main Post Parade Ground is located at Montgomery and Sheridan streets. A free Presidio shuttle will begin running at 9:30 a.m., taking passengers from the Lombard Gate to the Main Post and the National Cemetery every 30 minutes.
FOR ALL FALLEN SOLDIERS
THE NAVAL HYMN
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