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69th Annual Commemoration

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The 69th Port Chicago Annual Commemoration

Please join us on Saturday July 20, 2013 for the 69th annual commemoration of the Port Chicago explosion. On the night of July 17, 1944, a massive explosion killed 320 men instantly as they were loading munitions bound for the Pacific Theater.

Come celebrate the legacy these men at the10:00 a.m. ceremony. Afterward, Park Rangers will be giving short programs. There will be a showing a Port Chicago film and opportunities to socialize.

Because the event will be held on an active military base, all visitors must have reservations and a security check. When reserving your spot, please be ready to provide:

· First and Last Name

Gender

Date of Birth

And E-Mail or Mailing Address

The identification number of a government issue ID, e.g. driver's license, state issued id, etc.
Visitors age 18 and under need to accompanied by an adult but the above information does not need to be reported

Reservations are required and must be made by July 1, 2013. To reserve your spot, call 925-228-8860, or thaddeus_shay@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Port Chicago National Memorial

Port Chicago National Memorial is not only a tribute to the 320 men who died in the WWII explosion, but it became the touchstone for desegrgation in the military.