Attendees of the 2018 Memorial Day Commemoration at the Presidio in San Francisco lay roses across the graves of fallen service members. The 150th anniversary pays homage to the over 1 million Americans killed while serving in the armed forces and the annual commemoration is the largest in the West. Services began with a 21 gun salute from the U.S. Army’s Pacific Division 75th Training Command and featured speakers Senator Dianne Feinstein, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell.
Paramedics in body armor and Kevlar vests aid a stab wound victim during a protest turned violent in downtown Berkeley, California on April 15th, 2017. The “Patriot Rally” turned violent at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park as counter demonstrators surrounded the rally and both sides began to clash. The demonstration saw hundreds in attendance with 15 being arrested and several weapons being confiscated.