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San Diego’s National Cemeteries Honor Fallen Service Members On Memorial Day

The Avenue of Flags at Miramar National Cemetary is pictured in this undated ...

Credit: Courtesy of Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation

Above: The Avenue of Flags at Miramar National Cemetary is pictured in this undated photo.

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Memorial Day ceremonies at Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries were again paired down this year. The state is beginning to reopen due to a decrease in COVID-19 cases and ... Read more →

Aired: May 31, 2021 | Transcript

Today we remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Memorial Day ceremonies at Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries were again paired down this year. The state is beginning to reopen due to a decrease in COVID-19 cases and an increase in the number of people vaccinated statewide.

Wreaths in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice were placed at Miramar and at Fort Rosecrans in a private ceremony.

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Another way of honoring those who died while serving is through the Veterans Legacy Memorial, a website that lists all of the veterans buried in national cemeteries across the country. It allows family members to update the listings with photos and other mementos.

Greta Hamilton took over as the director of Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries in March. She is the first woman and the first woman of color to hold the post. She joined Midday Edition on Memorial Day to discuss her background and the efforts underway to honor our veterans.

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