USS San Francisco Memorial Ceremony

On Sunday, May 28, Consul General Jun Yamada attended the USS San Francisco Memorial Ceremony held at Land’s End, San Francisco. The USS San Francisco was a heavy cruiser that operated in World War II. Many Sailors and Marines were killed in action aboard the USS San Francisco during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942. For the first time, the Consul General of Japan was invited as an official representative of Japan to this annual memorial ceremony which is coordinated by the USS San Francisco Memorial Foundation. In his remarks, on behalf of the people and government of Japan, Consul General Yamada offered our condolences to the souls who lost their lives in the war and renewed our determination to maintain peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region for future generations.

Consul General Yamada delivering remarks to the audience

The audience listening to the program of the USS San Francisco Memorial Ceremony

Presenting an award to the Chair of Honor, Martha and Rear Admiral Tomas Brown, USN (Ret)

Consul General Yamada posing with Mr. Callaghan, a grandnephew of Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan, who died on the USS San Francisco during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

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