World War II

Aerial view of The Presidio and the San Francisco Bay (Presidio Trust)

Learn About Presidential And American History Around San Francisco

Presidents Day is February 18. In honor of the holiday, here are ways you can get in touch with your patriotic side. Experience the glorious San Francisco Bay simultaneously with sails, kayaking, hikes, bike rides and more at these living museums and free park sites. Celebrate your freedom on the water and with some fresh air.

02/18/2013

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 2

Veterans Honored During Game 2 Ceremony

Major League Baseball held a ceremony before Game 2 honoring World War II-era veterans who also played in the majors as part of its Welcome Back Veterans program.

10/25/2012

Suisun Bay mothball fleet. (CBS)

Cleanup Of Suisun Bay ‘Ghost Fleet’ Ahead Of Schedule

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited the armada of decaying warships in Suisun Bay on Friday to announce the U.S. Marine Administration has already removed and recycled 36 of the fleet’s original 57 vessels.

10/12/2012

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Bay Area WWII Soldier’s Remains Returning Home

A Bay Area soldier who died during World War II will be buried near his boyhood home after his remains were discovered on a remote island in the South Pacific.

07/09/2012

SS Red Oak Victory, a World War II cargo ship docked at the Port of Richmond. (CBS)

WWII Ship At Richmond Port May Be Asked To Pay Rent

A symbol of the Bay Area’s role in fighting World War II may be asked to pay rent or lose its home, if a Richmond lawmaker’s proposal is approved.

07/04/2012

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Sausalito Homeowner Finds WWII Grenade In Front Yard

A Sausalito resident replacing a mailbox post found a potentially explosive surprise on Wednesday – a World War II-era grenade buried in the front yard, police said.

06/08/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

USS Iowa

USS Iowa Leaves Port Of Richmond

The ship is scheduled to dock next month in Los Angeles, where it will become a museum.

05/26/2012

Tuskegee Airmen arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Tuskegee Airmen Honored At San Francisco Documentary Screening

Several Tuskegee Airmen were in San Francisco Tuesday night to attend a screening of a documentary that tells the story…

02/22/2012

California Internment Camp

Day Of Remembrance Held In San Francisco’s Japantown

It was 70 years ago that then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt issued the executive order that led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

02/19/2012

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