Congressman George Miller cuts the ribbon during the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Park Dedication and Commemoration event on July 17, 2010 (photo via Congressman Miller). A commemoration event is held annually in July at the Memorial.
Join the National Park Service and the Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial to honor the three hundred twenty men who lost their lives in the biggest military disaster on the home front during WWII. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday July 21, 2012 at the site of the explosion, which occurred on the night of July 17, 1944, at Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Concord, California. … Continue Reading