San Diego’s Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Events scheduled around San Diego for the Memorial Day weekend from May 25-28.

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Memorial Day is to honor those who died in the service of our country. But it's also known as the unofficial kickoff to summer. Here are a few activities planned throughout San Diego this weekend.
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San Diegans can visit Fort Rosecrans Memorial Cemetery this weekend to pay their respects to military service men and women. In observance of Memorial Day, volunteers at Fort Rosecrans often place American flags on each grave site, as seen here on May 26 in San Diego.
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A Veterans Memorial Service was held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Miramar National Cemetery. The guest speaker was retired Brig. Gen. Robert Cardenas, a veteran of World War II and Vietnam and test pilot.
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A Veterans Memorial Service was held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Miramar National Cemetery.
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On May 28, The Veterans Museum & Memorial Center will be holding a special event from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Balboa Park honoring veterans for their service.
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The Midway Museum on the Embarcadero will host the American Legion Post 492 for a special Memorial Day ceremony on the flight deck. Heroes will be remembered and honored in this inspiring event. Get more information here.
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Taking in an extra-long weekend? Then stop by the Nutella Eating Contest at the parking lot of Jett Gallery on 989 West Kalmia St. The two rounds start at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5 and the winner gets free crepes for a year from Crepes Bonaparte.
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The 3rd Annual American Freedom Festival San Diego will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. aboard the Midway Museum. The fund-raising event features Three Dog Night.
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Members of the military, veterans and the public are invited to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Monday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. for the 111th annual Memorial Day Service. Live Music by the U.S. Navy Band will begin at 8:45 a.m. The one-hour program will include music, a wreath tribute, cannon and rifle salute, bagpipe soloist, and special readings for the occasion. The keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral William Douglas French, US Navy Commander, Navy Region Southwest.
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Names of those Active Duty who have passed away in the previous month as well as all San Diego County Veterans who have passed away will be ready during a memorial at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center on Park Boulevard, 12:30 p.m. Monday. Taps will be played and a 21-gun salute will be fired. Get more information here.
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church will hold its annual Community Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 at 334 14th St.
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In Oceanside, the Veterans Association of North County will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at the VANC Resource Center, 1617 Mission Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Monday.
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The 15th Annual American Heritage Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 26 from 9 am - 3 pm at the Festivals & Fairs Grape Day Park in Escondido.
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Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial will host a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 2 p.m. to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower. Three generations of Eisenhowers will be there.
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The USS Midway Museum will host a veterans wreath remembrance ceremony, designed to encourage family attendance as a way to inspire patriotism and appreciation for those who serve. The event is free to the public, and admission to the museum following the event also is free to event attendees.
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Greenwood Memorial Park will hold a Memorial Day service at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 30 at the cemetery, 4300 Imperial Avenue in San Diego, in partnership with the American Legion San Diego Post 6. The event is free and open to the public.
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Children will march in the 25th Annual Kensington Memorial Day Parade along Marlborough Drive between Adams Avenue and Palisades Road.
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SeaWorld will begin its summer fireworks show on Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 p.m.
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The San Dieguito American Legion Post 416 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cottonwood Creek Park Memorial Wall, at Vulcan Avenue and Encinitas Boulevard.
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The Vista Village Strawberry Festival will cater to your sweet tooth on Sunday, May 27. The festival goes from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Festivals & Fairs in Historic Downtown Vista.
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