Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego
Posted by: Metro2
N 32° 41.330 W 117° 14.716
11S E 477008 N 3616818
Quick Description: Over 50,000 servicemembers and their families are buried here.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2011 6:02:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMD447
This E Clampus Vitus marker is also a California State Historical Marker. It is at the entrance to the cemetery and reads:
"Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
A burial ground before 1847, this graveyard became an Army post cemetery in the 1860s. It is the final resting place for most who fell at San Pasqual in 1846, and for the USS Bennington victims of 1905. It became Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in 1934 and was placed under the Veterans Administration National Cemetery System in 1973. Over 50,000 who served the U.S. honorably in war and peace lie here.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 55
First registered Dec. 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Squibob Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus.
May 28, 1990"
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