Understanding Sacrifice: The Pacific – Day 1

 

 

 

July 13, 2017

Cat Phillips and Daniel Jocz

Our journey for Understanding Sacrifices started off at Golden Gate National Cemetery located in the city of San Bruno, south of San Francisco in California. It is an impressive cemetery which has over 145,000 internments and 15 Medal of Honor recipients buried in this location. Golden Gate Cemetery also have other notable burials including:


Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the commander of Pacific Fleet in World War II and wife Catherine Nimitz


Admiral Charles Lockwood (commander of Submarine Force Pacific Fleet) and wife Phyllis Lockwood

This “Admiral Row ” is fascinating since they coordinated their burial site to be together when they were still living. Also the wives were approved to have their own headstones and plot beside their husband’s in this national cemetery.

As you see row upon rows of white headstones, the city proper of San Francisco flanks the landscape with its distinctive colorful homes and undulating hillsides. What a proper location for those who have served our great nation.

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