Unknown Dead Monument - San Francisco, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 48.008 W 122° 27.901
10S E 547097 N 4183774
Quick Description: In 1934, all unknown remains at the San Francisco National Cemetery were disinterred and reinterred in one plot along with what are believed the remains of early Spanish conquistadores.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2014 8:12:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMJY38
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 7

Long Description:
The Unknown Dead Monument stands west of the Officer’s Circle at San Francisco National Cemetery. In 1934, remains of over 500 unknown soldiers were reinterred in a single mass grave. The monument consists of a granite block with a relief sculpture of a bald eagle. The eagle holds a shield inscribed “To the Unknown Soldier Dead.”

From the Find-A-Grave website:

On July 19, 1922, 38 bodies were unearthed in an isolated spot of the Presidio. The bones were believed the remains of early Spanish conquistadores who founded the local fortification. The bodies of 474 unknown dead sent here from early Western frontier camps and stations in the Philippine islands have been buried in one grave. In all, the National Cemetery lists 510 unknown bodies.

The memorial is also mentioned on US Government websites here and here.

Active: no

Accessible: yes

Admission fee: 0

Web documentation: [Web Link]

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