Slideshow: Visitors and families honor war dead in Presidio Memorial Day ceremony 

Veterans, servicemen and women, civilians and dignitaries joined in the 143th official Memorial Day ceremony held in the Presidio on Monday to commemorate the 400,000 Americans killed during World War II. The formal program started at 10:30 a.m. with a parade led by Pipes and Drums of the 191st Army Band and concluded at the National Cemetery, where more than 3,100 World War II veterans are buried, with a 21-gun salute by the US Army 5th Brigade 75th Division. Ceremonies featured music, a color guard, civilian and military speakers, and an address by Mayor Ed Lee.

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