National Cemetery 2019, At The Presidio, San Francisco, California

The Third Sign
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The third sign too was etched in stone and bordered the trail. It read, "They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say; It is you who must say this."


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A Sign
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A sign was etched in stone and bordered the trail leading to the northwest corner of the Presidio Grounds. It read, "They say: We were young. We have died. Remember us."


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Another Sign
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Another sign was etched in stone and bordered the trail. It read, "They say, our deaths are not ours; They are yours; They will mean what you make them."


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View From Above
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The view of the cemetery from above, as seen from the dirt trail that borders the Presidio grounds. Note the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.


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The Final Sign
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The final sign that bordered the path, read: "They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us." And was credited: Excerpt from "The Young Dead Soldiers." by Archibald Macleish.


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A Crow
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The cemetery as viewed from the side while walking the border trail. One of the grave stones had a crow perched on it.


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The View
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A view from above the Cemetery, where the bay was dotted with sailboats because of Fleet Week. Those moving white sails in the background echoed the immobile white grave stones in the foreground.


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Glimpsed Through Trees
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The National Cemetery glimpsed through trees and viewed from the trail along the edge of the Presidio.


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A Stone Soldier
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Several of the cemetery graves were marked with pillars instead of headstones. One of those pillars had a statue of a soldier stood proudly upon it.


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The Front Gate
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The front gate was closed and blocked entry to the road that ran straight up into the cemetery.


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