65th Anniversary Event July 18th, 2009
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National Park Service Port Chicago Naval Magazine U.S. Department of the Interior National Memorial www.nps.gov/poch 65th Anniversary of the Port Chicago Explosion Saturday, July 18, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During World War II, on July 17, 1944, 320 military and civilian men gave their lives in service to America when the munitions ships they were loading mysteriously exploded. Today, we reflect on the memories of loss, struggle, and lessons evoked by the 1944 explosion. To attend this free event, please RSVP with your name, phone number, the number of people in your party, and any special needs to: (925) 228-8860 x26 E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R AM E R I C A The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.