Foundation Newsof the USS San Francisco Memorial Foundation
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...
Sunday May 29th, 2022 | 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.
by Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle - Friday, June 4, 2021 The Korean conflict is known as “the Forgotten War,” but one veteran who never forgot it was Lt. Col. John R. Stevens, U.S. Marine Corps. Lingering pain from frostbitten toes were a regular reminder of his...
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.
Register for the 2021 Virtual Memorial Using This Link
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.