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U.S.S. San Francisco Memorial - Pearl Harbor Commemoration

  • U.S.S. San Francisco Memorial Park Lands End San Francisco (map)

A Call to Remembrance
Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Board of Directors of the U.S.S. San Francisco Memorial Foundation proudly invites you to a short but poignant ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.

Included in the ceremony will be commemorative readings, placing of a wreath, a bell ceremony acknowledging the ships which were sunk and the men on them who were killed or wounded, a benediction, the playing of taps.

A special highlight of the ceremony will be the presence of Mr. Mike Hill, from Grand Blanc, MI.  To honor his late grandfather, BM2 Arthur Carl Bieske, a Pearl Harbor Survivor who was a crewman of the U.S.S. San Francisco from 1940 to 1946, Mr. Hill, an amateur stock car racer, has dedicated one of his vehicles to the heavy cruiser U.S.S. San Francisco.  The car is emblazoned with large letters CA-38 (the ship's classification and number) and the ship's name.  The engine headers have a painting of the ship, commemorative wordings, and markings to resemble shell damage.  The Michigan license plate also reads CA-38.

The U.S.S. San Francisco Memorial is the last of 5 stops at several locations that Mr. Hill has made in his cross-country journey honoring our Veterans and his grandfather.  The vehicle will remain on display for all.

The ceremony will commence at 1130 sharp, rain or shine, and will last about 30 minutes.  PLEASE JOIN US!!

Earlier Event: December 5
Luncheon: Commandery Holiday Party
Later Event: January 9
Luncheon: California History Day