Golden Gate National Cemetery

Golden Gate National Cemetery was one of seven national cemeteries established during the expansion of the National Cemetery System between the World Wars, specifically in 1934–1939. It is the burial location of the brave men who died in the Port Chicago disaster of July 17, 1944.

The unknown remains of 27 members of the Navy, Coast Guard or other service are interred in individual graves marked "Unknown Sailor" along with several whose remains have been identified.

The cemetery has an L-shaped footprint with low-rolling hills interspersed with flat terrain features and a manmade mound that covers a reservoir where two large tracts intersect. The mound features a monumental flagpole circle and speaker's platform. The cemetery is distinguished by monumental entrance gates and a complex of buildings and structures built in a Mediterranean Revival style, completed in 1941. The symmetrical one-story granite buildings contain the administrative office, residential lodge, chapel, and maintenance functions. Golden Gate is one of seventy-eight VA national cemeteries that feature burial sections that use either upright headstones or flat grave markers.


1300 Sneath Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066

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