Port Chicago Disaster of 1944 Remembered in Documentary by SF State's Veteran Documentary Corps

Monday, March 05, 2018

MILITARY.COM -- Many of the sailors that died in the Port Chicago disaster are now buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery. Last year, the Veterans Legacy Program partnered with San Francisco State University to conduct research on Veterans buried at local national cemeteries. The students and faculty created a series of short films about the stories that they discovered at Golden Gate and San Francisco National Cemeteries. One of the films highlights the Port Chicago disaster and shares the legacies that came from it.

This partnership is one of the ongoing efforts to modernize the way that we memorialize veterans. In May 2016, the National Cemetery Administration launched the Veterans Legacy Program in order to engage students, teachers, and the public with stories about the lives and service of Veterans.