SAN DIEGO — The 100th anniversary celebration of the Cabrillo National Monument that was postponed in October by the federal government shutdown took place over the weekend.
The two-day event included tours of the Point Loma lighthouse, World War II air raid drills, nature hikes and a 1940s swing dance.
The anniversary celebration was combined with the monument’s third annual World War II-Fort Rosecrans Goes to War event, which is held on a weekend in early December. Saturday was the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
“Combining the centennial events with our annual military history tribute will make this a very special and memorable weekend for staff, volunteers and visitors,” said park Superintendent Tom Workman.
The monument commemorates Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s landing at San Diego Bay in 1542.