San Francisco Veterans Memorial

The People of San Francisco Dedicate this Memorial to our Nation’s Veterans in Honor of Their Service, October 10, 2014.

Join as at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 10, 2014, in the Memorial Court located at 401 Van Ness Avenue between Grove and McAllister streets.

Please RSVP to Ruby Henderson at or 415.554.6377.

Dedication: October 10, 2014

The dedication on October 10 will mark the culmination of five years of effort and 80 years of waiting. With completion of the Passage of Remembrance, the fitting name of the San Francisco Veterans Memorial, we have kept the promise to honor our nation’s military veterans made so many years ago.

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History of Memorial Site

Today, the heart of the War Memorial Complex is the Memorial Court, a panel of lawn set on axis with the dome of City Hall, flanked by pollarded Plane trees lining recessed pathways in a basket weave pattern of pebble mosaic paving. But when the War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building opened in 1932, this heart was barren. Funds were so depleted by the construction of the buildings no landscaping had been executed.

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