San Francisco National Cemetery

San Francisco National Cemetery (HM1JPI)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94129 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.066', W 122° 27.712'

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"Let it be your greatest joy to teach my child that I was one who loved my country more than life. It is the only legacy I can bequeath to him, but it is one that a prince might well be proud of." — From the diary of an American Soldier Killed in Battle.

Formerly the post burial ground, in 1884 this site was designated a National Cemetery—the first on the West Coast. It is a burial place for veterans of all wars, including hundreds disinterred from abandoned Western military posts and battlefields, and thousands from the Pacific Theater of World War II.

In all, nearly 30,000 soldiers and their family members are buried here. the cemetery was closed to burials in 1992.
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Date Added Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 547374 N 4183883
Decimal Degrees37.80110000, -122.46186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.066', W 122° 27.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 3.96" N, 122° 27' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Portal Dr, San Francisco CA 94129, US
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