Recently, I went over to The Presidio in San Francisco. The Presidio was an Army Base and a fortified location from September 17, 1776 when New Spain established it until it was transferred to the National Park Service on October 1, 1994 after 218 of years of service.
The Korea and Vietnam memorials:
And the two chapels:
|The old post chapel was built in 1864 and has been modernized a couple of times|
|The Presidio Chapel built in 1931.|
But mainly I went to pay my respects at the San Francisco National Cemetery. The San Francisco National Cemetery is located at the Presidio. It is not to be confused with the Golden Gate National Cemetery which is located about 10 miles away in San Bruno. The San Francisco National Cemetery was established in 1884:
The Golden Gate National Cemetery has all the famous names but the San Francisco National Cemetery has 35 Medal of Honor recipients buried there. Here are two of them:
And the San Francisco National Cemetery has one special grave to me. Even though he was absent in my life from when I was three until I was 26 and we sort of talked the last four years of his life, I still love my father and proud that he severed his country:
I know many think this weekend is about grilling and hanging out. Please say prayer for all the servicemen and servicewomen who have and are serving this country and protecting us.