Celebrate Memorial Day with a sail aboard Freda B out of downtown Sausalito! Amongst its storied past, the north end of town was previously the site of a WWII shipyard, Marinship, which famously produced 93 liberty ships between 1942-1945.
In fact, almost every part of San Francisco has some interesting military history: Angel Island, Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, and the San Francisco waterfront. It's really just a good excuse to start Memorial Day with some fresh air on the Bay!
Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.