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Memorial Day weekend events happening around San Diego

Memorial Day 2017 ceremonies across San Diego County
Posted at 2:11 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 10:16:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Memorial Day serves as a day to stop and remember those service members who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

In San Diego, several memorial cemeteries will hold services to honor and commemorate these individuals.

Elsewhere throughout the weekend, San Diegans will celebrate those freedoms ensured by military members with Memorial Day weekend events around town.

Here's a look at Memorial Day services and events:


Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day
When: May 27; When: Where: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
A Memorial Day service will be held at Fort Rosecrans to honor fallen service men and women starting at 10 a.m.

La Vista Memorial Park Memorial Day
When: May 27; Where: La Vista Memorial Park
Beginning at 1 p.m., a Memorial Day service will be held at La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary. Public officials on hand will be serving lunch.

Mt. Soledad Memorial Day Ceremony
When: May 27; Where: Mt. Soledad
Memorial Day service will be held at Mt. Soledad at 2 p.m., with a special plaque presentation honoring Doris "Dorie" Miller, the first African-American Navy Cross recipient, awarded for his actions during Pearl Harbor.


Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea
When: May 25 - 27; Where: San Diego Maritime Museum
For the first time, the Port of San Diego is celebrating the sea and San Diego's 250th anniversary with a new community festival on the waterfront. Festival of the Sea features live performances, an artwork exhibition, and (for the older crew) a special on-board pub on the HMS Surprise.

Legacy Week
When: May 24 - 27; Where: USS Midway Museum
Legacy Week marks San Diego's Memorial Day commemorations with a wreath laying ceremony, family activities, interactive exhibits, benefit concert with Daughtry, and more for the family, all from the USS Midway Museum.