National Memorials in California

Information about official United States national memorials in the state of California. Includes information about the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial near Concord and the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

National AIDS Memorial Grove
This tree grove in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is tribute to those who have died as a result of acquired immune deficiency symdrome (AIDS), those who are living with AIDS, and loved ones, caregivers, and others whose lives have been touched by AIDS. The National AIDS Memorial Grove was designated by U.S. Public Law 104-333 on November 12, 1996.

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
United States national memorial site recognizing those who died in the Port Chicago disaster in 1944. That event was an explosion that occurred when ships were being loaded with ammunition and bombs killed 320 naval personnel and civilians. The memorial was designated by U.S. Public Law 102-562 on October 28, 1992 and the site was dedicated in 1994. It is located at the Concord Naval Weapons Station near the city of Concord in Northern California. IMPORTANT NOTE: Reservations are required to visit the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial.


See also:
National Monuments in California
Other Historic Sites in California
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