That’s a beautiful area! Every time I visit San Diego, I visit Rosecrans National Cemetery. You pass through it to get to the Mt. Soledad monument.
The first time I visited the cemetery was in June, 2008. As I was driving through, I noticed a fresh grave. The funeral must have taken place with a day or two. I stopped and arranged the fresh flowers and the little statues of angels that had fallen over. I placed the small tilted American flags upright into the ground. And then I cried. I didn’t know this soldier, but my heart broke for him and for his family. He was only 23. When I’m in San Diego, I still visit his grave.
I googled and just found this:
His grave. Cool that the fighter jets just happened to fly in the background....
LA Times article: