From the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate.com, Major Bill Tubbs of the California State Military Reserve plays Taps at the San Francisco National Cemetary in the Presidio. More than 30,000 soldiers have been buried here since the Civil War. I recall my father, who served in Europe during World War II, marching in the Memorial Day parade in my home town as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. As a boy I didn’t understand what that meant. But today, I want to remember dad and all those who served, and to offer our thanks and gratitude.