Redwood Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park

Native Sons Daughters of the Golden West planted 39 saplings in 1930 to celebrate soldiers who had given their lives in Spanish-American War &WWI

In a moving ceremony on Memorial Day 1919, some 12,000 people, many in mourning black, dedicated this grove to the heroes of World War I, which had ended just seven months earlier. Although some redwood trees (the official tree of California) had been previously planted, the first tree specifically dedicated to the heroes was planted on the occasion and topped by a small American flag.

The triangular-shaped 15-acre plot contains symbolic noble evergreen coastal redwoods, also called coastal sequoia (Sequoia sempervirens), dedicated by the Gold Star Mothers organization.

Information Provided by: SF Recreation and Park Department

 

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