Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego

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Overlooking the bay and the city from one side and the ocean from the other, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery serves as the final resting place for the men and women who spent their lives serving their country. Erected on the site of a former artillery station, this historical landmark features endless rows of somber, white marble headstones. Walk through the grounds, where the tranquil atmosphere and scenic views inspire contemplation. You can also see bronze and granite memorials honoring soldiers all the way back to the Mexican-American War. Plan to see Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Diego road trip planning site.
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  • i live near Arlington National Cemetery, and I visit our fallen Americans frequently. Ft Rosecrans is a quietly spectacular grounds to preserve the legacy of our Service men and women. So glad I... 
    i live near Arlington National Cemetery, and I visit our fallen Americans frequently. Ft Rosecrans is a quietly spectacular grounds to preserve the legacy of our Service men and women. So glad I...  more »
  • Definitely take a ride to this beautiful veterans cemetery, up on a hill, overlooking the ocean , it's quite a sight and a touching memorial If you are heading to Cabrillo Monument, it's on the way....  more
    Definitely take a ride to this beautiful veterans cemetery, up on a hill, overlooking the ocean , it's quite a sight and a touching memorial If you are heading to Cabrillo Monument, it's on the way....  more »
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  • The drive here was so beautiful. As soon as we drove in it was so so peaceful. The office was open and that’s how we got our map. It was a beautiful sunny Memorial Day. When we did find my husband’s grandfather’s grave he couldn’t help but to break in tears. This cemetery is different from where our other loved ones are buried. Grass is well kept, waster for flowers are provided along with the flower holders. First time here and I didn’t want to leave. The ocean views and trees along the graveyard is just breathtaking. No dogs allowed!!
  • Every time that I visit here, I am taken back and experience an extreme level of gratitude, satisfaction, and an unspeakable amount of appreciation for those who are that have gone before me who have paid the ultimate price for my freedom. I also am incredibly grateful for the families of those that have served the support of them that cared for them that helped them fulfill their assignment to protect honor, revere, and defend freedom. This particular national cemetery is on some of the best real estates in the United States. I am grateful that our government used this property as a cemetery instead of developing it. From this particular site in the evenings, if you arrive about a half-hour before sunset, you’ll experience one of the most magnificent sunsets you could find anywhere.

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