Presidio ceremony honors Memorial Day 

A ceremony will be held on Memorial Day in the Presidio to honor veterans. The annual event is one of the largest Memorial Day celebrations in the nation; organizers say it regularly draws more than 2,500 attendees.

This year's ceremony falls on the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War and is dedicated to veterans of the conflict.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a parade of veterans, then continues at 11:00 a.m. with gun and cannon salutes, music, a wreath presentation, and speeches from BG C. David Turner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; State Senator Mark Leno, and Vietnam Veteran Philip Gioia.

The parade starts at Montgomery Street and Sheridan Avenue, and the ceremony takes place at the National Cemetery at 1 Lincoln Boulevard.

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