National AIDS Memorial Grove

San Francisco

This peaceful, 10-acre living memorial ringed by redwoods and graced with poetic paving-stone tributes was founded in 1991 to commemorate millions of lives lost to the AIDS epidemic, and to strengthen the national resolve for compassionate care and a lasting cure. Visits to this valley are always moving but are especially so on World AIDS Day (Dec 1) and the volunteer work days (8:30am to 12:30pm) held the third Saturday of each month from March to October.

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