Memorial Day Celebrations California


Bakersfield National Cemetery

30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd.
Arvin, CA 93203
(661) 867-2250
Ceremony: May 26, 2018, 9 a.m.

NOTABLE PERSONS: Charles Napier, character actor known for his granite jaw and toothy grin. Born April 12, 1936, in Mount Union, Ky., he served in the Army before earning a bachelor's degree in art in 1961 from what is now Western Kentucky University. He died at the age of 75 and was interred at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Oct 13, 2011; Section A, Row D, Site 13.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 553-2084
Ceremony: May 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Rostrum)

NOTABLE PERSONS: Medal of Honor Recipients -- Quartermaster Second Class Charles Francis Bishop (Mexican Campaign) | Commander Willis W. Bradley (World War I) | Major Mason Carter (Indian War Campaign) | Staff Sergeant Peter S. Connor (Vietnam Conflict) | Boatswain's Mate William S. Cronan, U.S. Navy | Lieutenant Junior Grade Albert L. David (World War II) | Corporal James L. Day (World War II) | Captain Jesse Farley Dyer (Mexican Campaign) | Vice Admiral Middleton S. Elliott (Mexican War) | Captain Michael John Estocin (Vietnam Conflict) | Lieutenant Junior Grade Donald A. Gary (World War II) | Seaman Ora Graves (World War I) | Second Lieutenant Howard Hanneken (World War I) | Gunnery Sergeant Jimmie Earl Howard (Vietnam) | Sergeant Ross L. Iams (Haitian Campaign), | Ensign Herbert Charpoit Jones (World War II) | Coxswain John Edward Murphy (Spanish American War) | Sergeant James Irsley Poynter (Korean War) | Sergeant Anund C. Roark (Vietnam War) | Sergeant Henry Frank Schroeder (Spanish American War) | Lieutenant Commander Robert Semple (Mexican War) | Lieutenant William Zuiderveld (Mexican War) | Master-at-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor (Iraq War)

Golden Gate National Cemetery

1300 Sneath Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 589-7737
Ceremony: May 28, 2018, 11 a.m. (Rostrum)

NOTABLE PERSONS: Medal of Honor Recipients -- Corporal Edward A. Bennett (World War II)| Master Sergeant Vito R. Bertoldo (World War II)| Chief Gunner's Mate John Joseph Clausey U.S. Navy. On board the U.S.S. Bennington, July 21, 1905 | Corporal John O. Dahlgren (Boxer Rebellion) | Private John Francis DeSwan (Spanish-American War)| Private Mosheim Feaster (Indian War Campaigns)| Sergeant Paul H. Foster (Vietnam War)| Sergeant Edward H. Gibson (Philippine Insurrection)| Private First Class Harold Gonsalves (World War II)| Captain Nelson M. Holderman (World War I)| Machinist's Mate William R. Huber, U.S. Navy. On board the U.S.S. Bruce, June 11, 1928 | Boatswain's Mate First Class Reinhardt J. Keppler (World War II)| Seaman Hugh Patrick Mullin (Philippine Insurrection)| Private First Class Stuart S. Stryker (World War II)| Private First Class Robert H. Young (Korean War)

Los Angeles National Cemetery

950 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 268-4675
Ceremony: May 28, 2018, 10 a.m. (Rostrum/Flag Pole)

Miramar National Cemetery

5795 Nobel Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 658-7360
Ceremony: May 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. (Flag Pole Assembly Area)

NOTABLE PERSONS Lee R. Scherer, Jr., received a commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942. In World War II flew aircraft carrier-based fighter planes. He first worked with NASA in the 1960s while on active duty with the U.S. Navy. He retired from military service with the rank of captain in 1964. Trained as an aeronautical engineer, Scherer was director of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in 1971-75, and subsequently became director of the Kennedy Space Center. He managed the unmanned Lunar Orbiter Program from inception to completion in 1967, and the scientific aspects of lunar explorations during the Apollo Program, 1968-72. Scherer died May 7, 2011 (Section 7, Grave 186).

Riverside National Cemetery

22495 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92518
(951) 653-8417
Ceremony: May 28, 2018. 12 p.m.  (Amphitheater)

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620
(707) 693-2460
Ceremony: May 28, 2018 at 9  a.m. (Flag Pole Assembly Area)

San Francisco National Cemetery

1 Lincoln Boulevard
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
For information please contact: Golden Gate National Cemetery (650) 589-7737
Ceremony: May 28, 2018, 11 a.m. (Rostrum)

San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery

32053 West McCabe Road
Santa Nella, CA 95322
(209) 854-1040
Ceremony: May 27, 2018, 9 a.m. (Rostrum)


SAN DIEGO: Memorial Day Veterans Ceremony 
Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial
6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive
Flyover: San Diego Performance Formation Team, led by John "Flipper" Flippen

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