View from the West Coast Memorial looks out onto the San Francisco Bay.

West Coast Memorial

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.

Location
California, United States
Missing in Action
413

Visiting Hours

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

Contact Us

The West Coast Memorial is managed by staff at ABMC Headquarters. Please direct queries about the West Coast Memorial to ABMC Headquarters.

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

News and Events

ABMC has more than 400 dedicated employees world-wide who work daily to ensure the sacred mission of the agency is fulfilled.
Secretary William M. Matz, Jr., spent time overseas last week at a number of ABMC cemeteries and memorials in France to gain a better...
Deputy Secretary Robert J. Dalessandro swore in retired Maj. Gen. William M. Matz, Jr., as the new secretary of the American Battle...
ABMC's 2017 Veterans Day message features Marine Col. Wayne Sinclair, who explains the importance of the youngest generation understanding...