The newest National Cemetery in San Diego
The photos and videos on this page are from my latest visit to Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego. This is my favorite of the two National Cemeteries in San Diego. I like the layout of the cemetery, and it’s location immediately West of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar provides regular “fly-overs” by Marine Corps aircraft.
Fort Rosecrans was the original National Cemetery in San Diego. It closed to new burials in the late 1960s. At that point, the nearest National Cemetery open to new burials was in Riverside County. Miramar National Cemetery opened in 2010 to accommodate approximately 235,000 new veteran burials in San Diego. There are dozens of burials every week, and you can see the “new areas” behind fences that the cemetery maintenance crews are preparing for future burials. I like the monuments that are unique to Miramar. Local non-profit veteran’s groups paid for each of the monuments.
You will see some questions about Miramar National Cemetery in my San Diego cemetery trivia quizzes!
Link to the website for Miramar National Cemetery
Videos and photos from my visit:
Photo of one of the plaques at the Carillon tower at Miramar National Cemetery, on the South side of sections 10/11. The Carillon tower dedication ceremony was held in November of 2016. It honors the U.S. Army combat units involved in a major battle to protect Outpost Harry during the Korean war.
Photo above: statue titled The Liberation, honoring U.S. Prisoners of War from all conflicts. The statue depicts a P.O.W. “emerging” from confinement