Miramar National Cemetery
9/11 Heroes Honored In Veterans Day 2021 Video Program
Navy Officer Who Survived Pentagon Attack;
SDFD Fire Chief Who Led Search/Rescue Team at Twin Towers
(Nov. 5, 2021) If then-Navy Lt. Christopher Ludmer of San Diego had been in his usual office at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, he would have been in the exact spot where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west wall of the Pentagon.
Foundation Chairman Schoville Inducted into Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame
Dennis A. Schoville, chairman of the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation and a retired San Diego trial attorney, was inducted into the California Lawyers Association’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame in a ceremony Nov. 6.
Two Notable WWII Veterans Now at Rest at Miramar National Cemetery
(Sept. 27, 2021) Two World War II veterans with remarkable backgrounds—a Marine officer who fought on Iwo Jima, and an Army officer with an historic ancestor—were buried in September at Miramar National Cemetery, and now lie at rest among their fellow veterans.
Gravesites Available at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery recently conducted an audit of gravesites set aside for surviving spouses, and identified a few relinquishments.
COVID-19 Advisory for Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries:
New guidance from the Veterans Administration requires all VA Employees, contractors and visitors to Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries, and to all VA National Cemeteries to wear masks in any common areas or shared workspaces (including open floor plan office space, cubicle embankments, conference rooms and while in VA vehicles).
Masks also should be worn in outdoor shared spaces when physical distancing cannot be maintained for unvaccinated individuals. Individuals attending committal services and ceremonies are required to wear a mask. There is no restriction on the number of people permitted to attend ceremonies or committal services.
American Ex-POWs Remember the Hardships of Captivity
(Sept. 9, 2021) It was only a small group of ex-prisoners of war who were left to attend the 10th anniversary of the POW monument at Miramar National Cemetery. The black POW flag, flying above the statue of a gaunt prisoner emerging from barbed wire confinement, waved gently in a warm breeze.
UDT/SEAL Monument Dedicated at Miramar National Cemetery
(27 August 2021) Navy Special Operations veterans and guests gathered at Miramar National Cemetery, today, to dedicate a first-in-the nation monument to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to their country as members of UDT/SEAL team and support units.
Bob Baker, San Diego Businessman, Veteran, Patriot, and Philanthropist Died Sept. 5
Bob Baker, well-known San Diego businessman, veteran, patriot and philanthropist—and major benefactor of the Support Foundation—died Sunday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe. He would have been 90 years old on October 1.
Pearl Harbor Survivor Stu Hedley Dies at Age 99
Stu Hedley, who survived the sinking of the USS West Virginia (BB-48) during the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, died 4 August 2021 at age 99.
Richard T. Sells, Foundation’s last original Board member, retires after 17 years.
Richard T. Sells, who played a key role in the location of a second Veterans Administration cemetery in San Diego, is retiring after 17 years as a founding member, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation.
Veterans Carillon back in service at Miramar National Cemetery
After being out of service for several months, the Veterans Tribute Tower & Carillon bell is once again marking the hour. The Carillon also plays patriotic music throughout the day.
Sgt. Frank Wada, Last San Diego member of WWII Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team dies at age 99
Online article from the San Diego Union Tribune