As Memorial Day approaches, I thought it would be appropriate to remember its true meaning by visiting Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery yesterday.
I arrived at the cemetery about an hour before sunset on a completely overcast and gray day, so I thought the black-and-white photos reflected the mood of both the day and the location.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery sits high atop Point Loma with commanding views of both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego harbor. The first burial was in 1882 and, with over 101,000 graves, it is now closed to new burials (unless you’re the family member of someone already buried there). It became a national cemetery in 1934.
The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, 28 May 2018.