WHEN: Sat, May 27, 2017 ·7:00 AM
The Golden Gate National Cemetery is one of a number of National Cemeteries authorized by the United States Congress in the 1930’s and
finished in the 1940’s. Construction began in 1937 with the first internments in 1941. Golden Gate National Cemetery is built on the former location of Jersey Dairy, which was owned by the Sneath Family. California Attorney General, Earl Warren, later governor of California and Chief Justice of the United States, was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony. Golden Gate National Cemetery
is one 131 National Cemeteries located in 39 states. The cemetery grounds are the final resting place of over 137,000 servicemen and women, set on 161 acres.
General Code of Conduct
As befitting the final resting place of our nation’s valiant servicemen and women, please ensure that all members of your group conduct themselves in a dignified and reverent manner. No running is allowed. Park in designated areas only. Obey all signs and follow all traffic instructions. No bicycles or pets are allowed onsite (service animals excepted).
Flag Planting: Memorial Day Saturday
Check-in begins at approximately 7:15 am, followed by Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 am.
After you have checked in, please proceed to the Area Assignment table to receive your Placement Assignment. You will also receive tickets to pick up your “pokers,” based on the number of people in your group.
2. Proceed to the Poker Area to receive your pokers.
3. Flags will be located in wooden boxes near the grave sites. Please only pick up flags from boxes in your designated area. Flags that are torn or not usable should be set aside. If you need more flags, please find a member of the cemetery grounds staff.