Commemorating the 80th Anniversary

Graphic of a sailor saluting with the words "80th Anniversary, July 20th 2024, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial.
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7/7/24 - Reservations are full. If you have questions or concerns, please email

Join Us For This Year's Anniversary Event

EVENT DATE: July 20, 2024
EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m.

Reservations are required. Please read the following information for additional details.

The National Park Service, in collaboration with the Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial, and the U.S. Army’s 834th Transportation Battalion, invites you to join the annual Port Chicago Commemoration on July 20, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow the ceremony. We will honor the 320 men who lost their lives in the largest WWII military disaster on the home front.

This year’s event is an opportunity for friends, family, and others interested in the Port Chicago disaster and its aftermath to join in a day of remembrance. The events following the disaster led to a work stoppage and the largest mutiny trial in U.S. naval history. The response of African American communities to these events exposed the shameful injustices of racism and illuminated the issues of segregation and racial inequality in the military. Today, the memorial serves not only as a place to honor those who lost their lives, but also as a springboard for exploring social justice in our society. 

The event will be held at Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), which is an active military base, requiring all visitors to have a reservation and a security check. Visitors aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. When making a reservation

Please be ready to submit the following information for all attendees during the reservation process:

  • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (for those with no middle name put “NMN”) 
  • •Date of Birth 
  • •State issued driver's license or identification number & state issued (anyone under the age of 18 must put the word “minor” instead of an identification number) 
  • •E-Mail Address 
  • •Daytime Phone Number 

Reservations are full, as of 7/4/24. If you have questions or concerns, please email us at

For additional inquiries, please leave a voicemail message at 925-228-8860 x6520 or e-mail us at

Last updated: July 4, 2024

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