Foundation Newsof the USS San Francisco Memorial Foundation
We appreciate everyone who participated and attended our annual Memorial Event this past Sunday, May 28th and especially the news media who helped in covering the event and communicating how important it is to preserve and remember the sacrifices of those who served.
Sunday May 28th, 2023 | 11:30am – 1:30pm | USS San Francisco Memorial, Lands’ End
We are meeting in person for the 2022 Memorial Event this year. Come join us and together, we will pay our respects to the Veterans of the “Frisco”, their families, and to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Arthur Lewis was the uncle of Marsha Mayer, who recently attended our Memorial Ceremony. She wrote this letter and sent along pictures of her Uncle Louie, who was wounded during the Battle of Guadacanal. So much fun to meet you yesterday at the Memorial Day ceremony...
On Memorial Day weekend, a San Francisco tradition was revived after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The annual ceremony was held to honor the memory of the USS San Francisco in the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. The event also honored a sailor who was commended for his bravery, even as he battled racism in the military.
Those who served aboard a warship with special significance to the Bay Area were honored not far from the Golden Gate Bridge. The USS San Francisco took part in some of the most significant fighting in the pacific during the World War II battle of Guadalcanal.
by Tara Ross, August 31st 2021 - On this day in 1943, USS Harmon is commissioned. It was the first U.S. Navy warship to be named after a black American. The destroyer was named after Leonard Roy Harmon, a sailor who gave his life during World War II. Harmon was a...