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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive

San Diego, CA 92106

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Please join us as we remember our fallen veterans with our annual remembrance ceremony as we carry out our mission to:

REMEMBER ~ Our fallen US Veterans
HONOR ~ Those who serve
TEACH ~ Your children the value of Freedom

This is a family event and volunteers under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult. A formal ceremony starts at 9:00 AM SHARP, lasts 40 minutes.

The Ceremony includes:

• Posting of Colors
• The National Anthem
• Welcoming remarks
• Guest speakers
• Rifle Honors Detail
• Retirement of Colors
• Volunteer wreath placement instructions.

Parking can be limited so arrival by 7:45 AM is best. At Fort Rosecrans the primary parking will be in the Navy lot with shuttles to the cemetery. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended, as this takes place regardless of weather.

Please plan to wear red, white, and blue. This is a great opportunity for us to show our support for our country and for our nation’s veterans by dressing in patriotic colors.

For those seeking community service hours, you will need to notify the VALOR coordinator and your organization.

**Updates 12/11/2017**

2017 Fort Rosecrans WAA Event Parking Notice for 12/16/17

There will be no parking in spaces out side the cemetery gates this year, they will be coned off for other usage.

There will be no parking along the roadway edges at the cemetery since this presents a risk to people exiting vehicles and walking in this area.

All parking must be at the US Navy lot off Catalina Blvd. Due to current sewer construction, one lane only each way. Five Goldfield Stage buses will run shuttle routes from outside the US Navy lot. Buses are donated by Goldfield.

If you wish to, consider tips to the drivers, the traffic will be congested and made more difficult for them this year.

Traffic control into and out of the lot will be handled by USMC Military Police from Marine Corps Depot San Diego, PLEASE HEED THEIR DIRECTIONS.

The parking lot will open at 7 AM promptly this year. There is no lane with room to sit and wait, and if you are early you WILL be turned away by the Marines directing traffic.

When you enter drivers have your ID available for Naval Security to view.

After the ceremony, the buses will shuttle volunteers to the far end on the bay side where 6,000 wreaths will be staged. After placing wreaths you will take the buses back to the parking lot.

For more information contact:
Juan Barajas (VALOR-Event Coordinator)
Email: barajas.juan@outlook.com




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