Cabrillo National Monument holds 100-year celebration

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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.

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