West Coast Memorial United States

Location
California, United States
Missing in Action
413

Contact Us

West Coast Memorial San Francisco, California
United States

ABMC Headquarters
2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: 703-696-6900

Visiting Hours

The West Coast Memorial is located within the Presidio. The Presidio is open 24 hours a day, year round.

Overview

The World War II West Coast Memorial is located on a high ground overlooking the entrance to San Francisco Harbor. It is at the intersection of Lincoln and Harrison Boulevards in the Presidio of San Francisco, California near the southern edge of the Golden Gate Bridge.

This memorial was erected in the memory of those soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, and airmen who met their deaths in the American coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean during World War II. It consists of a curved gray granite wall decorated with bas relief sculpture and a statue of liberty on its right flank. On the wall are inscribed the name, rank, organization and state of each of the 413 American missing whose remains were never recovered or identified. The terrace affords an excellent view of the neighboring shore and the exit from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Pacific Ocean.

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