69th 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
Did You Know?
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.