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Memorial Day events in San Diego

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary
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Memorial Day is a time to honor the memories of the men and women who gave their lives so that we could enjoy our freedom and liberties.

You can spend the day reflecting on their service by enjoying many of the Memorial Day events and activities.

7 a.m.

2nd Annual 5k run/walk and 1k kids run supporting the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Warrior Foundation
Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego
Cost:
5K - $45, free for Wounded Service Members
Junior 1k - $10

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

68th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Location: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12650 Lindo Lane, Lakeside
Cost: Free


10 a.m.

Service for deceased military
Location: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego
Cost: Free

Memorial Day service
Location: Star Park, Star Park Circle, Coronado
Cost: Free

Ceremony
Location: Veterans Association of North County, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside
Cost: Free

Blood Drive
Location: USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego
Cost: Free

10:30 a.m.

Kensington Holiday at Home parade
Location: Marlborough Avenue between Palisades Street and Adams Avenue, San Diego
Cost: Free

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

4th Annual Memorial Day Celebration of Honor
Location: Alpine Community Center Park, 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine
Cost: Free

12:30 p.m.

Memorial Day ceremony
Location: USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego
Cost: Free

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Memorial Day ceremony
Location: Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla
Cost: Free

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