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2021 Virtual Memorial Ceremony

2021 Virtual Memorial Ceremony

Sunday May 30, 2021 12:00-1:30pm PST| Join Us on Zoom for USS San Francisco Memorial
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.

Turning Point

Turning Point

On March 9, 1933 San Francisco’s namesake and the second heavy cruiser to be built at Mare Island slid down the building ways. Champagne was not available due to the Prohibition, so she was christened with water from the famed Hetch-Hetchy water system. The...

2021 Virtual Memorial Ceremony

Annual Memorial Event Cancelled Due To Corona Virus

Dear Friends, Board Members, Supporters, and Honored Veterans I and the Board of the USS San Francisco Memorial have decided to cancel this year's Memorial Event in light of the health emergency that affects us all. We know that our mission as responsible citizens is...

Annual Memorial Ceremony This Sunday, May 26th

Annual Memorial Ceremony This Sunday, May 26th

A turning point in the Battle for the Pacific, Guadalcanal marked the end of the southern march of Imperial Japanese forces towards the resource rich continent of Australia. This was a hard-fought campaign with great losses on both sides, and the sacrifices of the men...

New ‘Table of Honor’ At This Year’s Memorial

New ‘Table of Honor’ At This Year’s Memorial

Friends and Families Are Encouraged To Bring Framed Photographs Each year, fewer and fewer of our Second World War survivors can join us and while they are still able, we feel fortunate to be able to honor them at this ceremony. New this year, we are...