Established in 1882, Fort Rosecrans is a federal military cemetery on Point Loma, a peninsula with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and San Diego Bay on the other. Recently closed to new internments, which are now directed to Miramar Cemetery, the earliest burials at Fort Rosecrans date to the mid 1800’s. The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, local Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops converge early in the morning to help place flags on all of the graves. After an opening ceremony, the children and parents fan out across the cemetery, flags in hand, placing one before each stone and at the base of each row of the columbaria. There are 101,ooo graves at the cemetery, of fallen troops, veterans of the armed forces, and their spouses and dependent children.
San Diego has a long history with the military, and many of our friends and neighbors are active members or veterans. Military families give a great deal to our country, and it is an honor to give back when we can.
Our Morning at Fort Rosecrans
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