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Memorial Day Marked With Parades, Ceremonies

With boisterous parades and reflective ceremonies, Californians are paying their respects on Memorial Day to those who died serving their country.

In San Francisco, residents marked the day with a cemetery walk and community picnic at the Presidio, a park and former military fort. Monday's ceremony marked the 150th anniversary of the Presidio's participation, dating back to the National Day of Remembrance in 1868.

Across the Golden Gate Bridge, participants celebrated with an annual parade through downtown Mill Valley.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke during an observance at the city's National Cemetery, where family members placed flowers on loved ones' graves.

East of Los Angeles, hundreds of motorcyclists roared through the streets of Riverside County for the annual West Coast Thunder ride in honor of lost service men and women.

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