Golden Gate National Cemetery

Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno

Golden Gate National Cemetery

Golden Gate National Cemetery
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RV2Lyon
Lyon, France1,846 contributions
Rest in peace
Dec 2019
I was blown away. I was driven to the airport when I saw the cemetery. It was so huge that I stop to spend time inside. So many soldiers dead for their country. Amazing to see all these tombs. Respect and honor to all heroes. RIP
Written 17 December 2019
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Sally M
San Bruno, CA19 contributions
A great memorial cemetery
Nov 2019 • Family
This is a great testament to all the veterans who served our country. My father in law is interned here.
Written 18 November 2019
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA519 contributions
Honor our veterans' and their families
Jul 2019 • Solo
A beautiful but somber reminder of how many gave so much for our freedoms. Thankfully, unlike some private cemeteries, Golden Gate National Cemetery is very well maintained.

The fact that what one's ethnicity or economic status is such a non-issue here as all markers are the same other than name and rank and dates reminds us of how we should treat each other.
Written 31 July 2019
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jeffaudit0418
Atlanta, GA291 contributions
Impressive Upkeep and View
Mar 2018 • Solo
I went to the Golden Gate National Cemetery on a Bucket List trip. I went to see an Uncle's grave who died long before I was born. It was a very memorable experience and one I treasure, he had such a hard life and I am his only visitor in probably 30 years, maybe one of two ever.

The Cemetery is located far away from the main part of San Francisco, about a 15 minute walk from the BART San Bruno Station. It looks to be sort of an Industrial area that a lot of immigrants live in, I bought some flowers at a Convenience Store / Gas station that borders the Cemetery's eastern side. The store had a lot of Mexican products and the owner looked to be Indian or Pakistan.

The grounds and facilities are really beautiful and so well designed. I learned how they keep the Grave Markers so straight, there is a long concrete sleeve buried under the marker, the markers have a rectangle knife like extension on the bottom that fits into the sleeve, the result is a sturdy marker foundation that allows the alignment of rows and squares. They work hard on maintaining the markers and grounds.

This is the first time I ever visited a Military Cemetery, I got the grave plot number and map from the website, finding the grave was not too difficult; great system especially if you have never been there before.

I would like to than the Veteran's Administration for their outstanding job and to the Cemetery Staff, Appreciate it!
Written 10 December 2018
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Suzanne0718
40 contributions
Stunning view
May 2018 • Family
I drive by here regularly (on purpose) and am filled with such reverence. Memorial Day and Veteran's Day attending the ceremony's is amazing.
Written 12 September 2018
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chiants
Drayton, Canada7 contributions
Breath taking history
Aug 2018
An absolutely beautiful spot to give your respect. We spent an hour here and it will be a life long memory
Written 9 September 2018
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Silvita
Germany7,029 contributions
Much more impressing than Arlington in DC
Aug 2018 • Family
...and super well maintained and almost empty. What do you want more in a cemetery? Lots and lots of walking in peace. Just great.
Written 3 August 2018
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Kelly C
Mabank, TX58 contributions
Breath Taking
Jun 2018 • Couples
This cemetery was breath taking. The tribute paid to these brave soldiers priceless. Many of the soliders had their wives & children laid to rest bedside then.
Written 4 July 2018
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sandygreenberg
Sonora, CA242 contributions
Beautiful Tribute
May 2018 • Friends
This is a huge military cemetery that is always well cared for and flags are placed for all appropriate remembrance days. I did go by it about 6 months ago and some renovation and at the end of a row of head stones a Dead End sign was placed. Sorry folks, I thought that was hilarious and wish I had my camera at hand.
Written 24 May 2018
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Daniel T
Hyderabad, India1,335 contributions
Gives respect to the brave veterans
Oct 2017 • Solo
This is the national cemetery in Presidio. Very well maintained. This place has a dignified look. Worth appreciating those who are maintaining this place in such a beautiful way - this gives a lot of peace to family members of great veterans who laid down their life in national sacrifice. Worth spending some time at this place
Written 28 November 2017
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