Foundation Events

2021 Virtual Memorial Ceremony

Sunday May 30, 2021 | 12:00 –  1:30 PST

Join us for San Francisco’s own Memorial Day Weekend Celebration honoring the 100 Sailors and 7 Marines who gave their lives during the historic Battle of Guadalcanal aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38) 12-13 November, 1942. Come join a community of Veterans and family members of the “Frisco” crew as we pay tribute to their courage, and the memory of all the  men and women in uniform  who have given their lives in the service of their country.

Register for the 2021 Virtual Memorial Using This Link  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Highlights of Our Virtual Memorial Event 

11:45 Zoom Meeting Opens with Music by the Sea Cadet Band of the West

12:00 pm PST Memorial Program Commences

  • Keynote Speaker: Kevin P. O’Brien, President San Francisco Historical Society on the life of RADM Daniel Callaghan, USN
  • Special Chair of Honor to Recognize USS San Francisco Memorial Foundation Founder, the Late Chief Johnny Jon Gordon, USN
  • VIP Presentation by Consul General of Japan, Mr. Maeda Toru
  • Music by Naval Sea Cadet Band of the West and the Vallejo Choral Society

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