Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
Open to the public:
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Daily
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday
Closed federal holidays, except Memorial Day
To schedule a burial:
For additional information:
National Cemetery Administration
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Sallay Kim Elected President and CEO
Army Veteran C. Sallay Kim New President & CEO of Support Foundation
C. Sallay Kim, retired Army intelligence officer and San Diego entrepreneur, has been elected to lead the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation as President and CEO. Kim is the owner of Serenity Event Solutions, a firm that plans and manages conferences and events in Southern California.
Support Foundation Marks Veterans Day 2020 with Video
Presentation Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10
Commemorates 75th Anniversary of World War II Victory and the U.S. Merchant Marine
With the COVID pandemic prohibiting large public gatherings, the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation is marking Veterans Day 2020 with a video presentation commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the contributions of the U.S. Merchant Marine in achieving victory.
The 20-minute program will be on-line at this website beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10, on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and for some time afterward. [Continue Reading]
Amphitheater Video Describes
‘A Vision for Miramar National Cemetery’
With some $20,000 collected toward construction of the proposed Armed Forces Memorial Amphitheater, the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation has released a short video describing the project and showing an artist’s rendering of the Amphitheater, which will be built in the Flag Assembly Area.
Retired Navy captain and trailblazer for women’s equality in the service
dies at 76
Retired Navy Captain Kathy Bruyere, one of the original volunteer staff members at Miramar National Cemetery, died Sept. 3, in San Diego. Highly respected by all associated with the cemetery, she was a friend and ally of the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation.
Armed Forces Memorial Amphitheater Planned for Miramar National Cemetery
Support Foundation Launches ‘Virtual Gala’ Fund Drive for Amphitheater https://gala.miramarcemetery.org/
The Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation, sponsor of the Avenue of Flags, the Veterans Tribute Tower & Carillon, and the annual veterans services, has launched a project to build the Armed Forces Memorial Amphitheater with permanent seating in the Flag Assembly Area.
Committal Services with Military Honors Resume
at Fort Rosecrans, Miramar Cemeteries
Committal services with military honors resumed June 9 at Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries. The cemetery staff is contacting families who were unable to hold a committal service between March 23 and June 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is assisting them in arranging memorial services for their loved ones beginning in July.
San Diegans Mark Memorial Day 2020
As Marine Corps buglers Cpl. James Dawson and Lance Cpl. Elizabeth Follman played “Echo Taps”, family members visiting the graves of their loved ones at Miramar National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2020 rose and stood at attention. The haunting melody was a tribute to the men and women who had served their country as members of the United States Armed Forces.
A message from Jared Howard, Director
Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries:
You are all an important part of what we do at VA National Cemeteries to ensure proper tribute to Veterans being laid to eternal rest. These are unprecedented times and we are doing our best to navigate them.
WWII POW Ralph F. Kling Has Died, Age 95;
LLed Effort for POW Monument at Miramar National Cemetery
Ralph F. Kling, a fighter pilot who was shot down and captured by the Germans during World War II, died at his home 28 March 2020, at age 95. Kling, vice commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War San Diego Chapter 1, led the effort to place the POW Monument at Miramar National Cemetery.
Distinguished Flying Cross Society Memorial
LA commemoration and a celebration
It was a commemoration and a celebration. The dedication at Miramar National Cemetery, March 7, of a memorial to recipients of The Distinguished Flying Cross, and a celebration of the 100th birthday of one of its oldest living recipients, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert L. Cardenas.
Galen Seal, Original Foundation Board Member,
Laid to Rest at Miramar National Cemetery
Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries:
Galen E. Seal, Jr., an original member of the Miramar National
Cemetery Support Foundation, was laid to rest, today, following a family
interment service at Miramar National Cemetery. Seal, a retired U.S. Air Force
colonel, is buried in Section 15, Grave 74, adjacent to the Flag Assembly area.
Veterans Day Service Reunites Two Vietnam Veterans
Two old soldiers were reunited on Veterans Day at Miramar National Cemetery. Vietnam veterans Dennis Schoville and Steve Brown are linked by a near tragedy that could have killed them both. The date: Nov. 11, 1969 – 50 years ago to the day.
Santa Fe National Cemetery Director Jared D. Howard
Named Director of Fort Rosecrans, Miramar National Cemeteries
Jared D. Howard, former director of Santa Fe National Cemetery, has been named director of the Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries, effective Sept. 29, 2019. He will be responsible for all burial, maintenance, and administrative operations at both facilities.
Miramar Memorial Service Marks 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Pacific Battles
‘Determination, fighting spirit of American soldiers’
With the 75th Anniversary of the World War II invasion of Normandy to be observed in June, the Veterans Memorial Service at Miramar National Cemetery was dedicated to remembrance of D-Day veterans, as well as to veterans of battles fought during June 1944 in the Pacific.
On June 6, 1944, said Sallay Kim, Vice-President of the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation, which sponsors the annual service, 132,000 Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Northern France. It was the largest invasion in history.
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Avenue of Flags Refreshed with 50 New Flags
All 50 American flags on the Avenue of Flags at Miramar National Cemetery were recently replaced with brand new ones in a process that’s repeated several times a year.