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  • 05/26/2014

    Location: Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery | Map Time: 10:00 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Nicholas Weber Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-464-5130

Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring America's fallen at on Monday, May 26, 2014, at the historic graveyard located at G Ranch. Join the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard for services at the Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery. The small cemetery contains the graves of five surfmen who died serving their country as part of the lifesaving crew that operated on the Point Reyes Headlands. Over the course of 78 years, crews saved over 240 lives while participating in an estimated 100 rescues in cold Pacific Ocean waters.

Join the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard at 10 am for services at the Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery. [Please note the change in the start time for this event.] Following the ceremony, there is an open house at the Point Reyes Lifesaving Service Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock. As part of Memorial Day events across the country, participants are asked at 3 pm to pause and remember America's fallen wherever you are.

The cemetery is located on a beautiful knoll overlooking Drakes Estero just off Sir Francis Drake near the Coast Guard facility in the northern district of Point Reyes. A new parking area has been constructed on the Coast Guard access road and the cemetery is a short walk from the paved access road. To visit the gravesite, contact the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 415-464-5100 x2 x5 for directions or click on the following link:
Directions from the Bear Valley Visitor Center to the Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery
Directions from the Bear Valley Visitor Center to the Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock

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