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San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco

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San Francisco National Cemetery is a United States national cemetery, located in the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Because of the name and location, it is frequently confused with Golden Gate National Cemetery, a few miles south of the city.

About 1937, San Francisco residents voted to no longer build cemeteries within the city proper and, as a result, the site for a new national cemetery was selected south of the city limits. The cemetery is one of only four officially existing within San Francisco city limits (the others being the Columbarium of San Francisco, the historic graveyard next to Mission Dolores, and the sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King).
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  • From the Nauman Rd trailhead, the walk to the National Cemetery (and Golden Gate Bridge) overlook passes through memorial stones containing haunting quotations on life given for war. Pause for thought 
    From the Nauman Rd trailhead, the walk to the National Cemetery (and Golden Gate Bridge) overlook passes through memorial stones containing haunting quotations on life given for war. Pause for thought  more »
  • We paid our respects to the many people - American heroes who serve in the military - at one of the largest national cemeterys in the country. 
    We paid our respects to the many people - American heroes who serve in the military - at one of the largest national cemeterys in the country.  more »
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  • A humbling place to come and reflect, or just to get a sense of history and understanding of the impact of war, and its outcomes. The fallen here have a beautiful resting place, with a fabulous view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Thought provoking and beautifully managed.
  • Well maintained cemetery

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