San Diego Honors Military Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend

Special ceremonies and observances across San Diego County honor our U.S. military heroes in appreciation of their sacrifices

San Diego will honor U.S. military heroes this weekend with a host of special remembrance ceremonies for fallen service members and veterans. Here's a guide to those events.

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
The Veterans Village of San Diego museum admission is free to the general public on Memorial Day. 

Legacy Week at USS Midway
The USS Midway's Legacy Week sends appreciation to our military members with several events.

On Monday, pilots will be stationed by each aircraft on the ship, ready to answer everyone’s questions about the planes they once flew. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Band Arizona will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will also be a Blood Drive at 3 p.m., and participants will receive a free museum pass.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
A ceremony will be held in tribute of fallen soldiers at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. The grave sites are open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Memorial Day. 

Come at 10 a.m. to listen to Major General Daniel J. O’Donojue, a service member with 30 years of experience, speak at the event. Another time to visit is 3 p.m., when the national moment of remembrance takes place.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Soledad
On Monday there's a Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Soledad. A special plaque presentation honors the history of President Theodore Roosevelt and his contributions to the military. Captain Craig Clapperton, the Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), is a keynote speaker who will give a speech in tribute of service members at 2 p.m.

American Legion San Dieguito Post 416
There's a special ceremony held by the American Legion San Dieguito Post 416 on Monday to honor service members running from 11 a.m to noon. Live music will play throughout the day at 210 W. F St. in Encinitas.

Nashville recording artist Amy Scruggs will sing the national anthem and perform. This event also features Cub Scout Troop 772 and other musicians from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Food and refreshments will be offered at an outside barbecue with burgers and brews.

Veterans' Memorial Service at Miramar National Cemetery

Graves are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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