Hindenburg Crash To Be Remembered

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LAKEHURST – The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society will hold a ceremony commemorating the 82nd anniversary of the Hindenburg crash that claimed 36 people in 1937.

The ceremony this year will be held on the anniversary of the crash, on May 6, at the site where the crash took place, now known as Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The event will start at 6:45 p.m., but guests should arrive at 6:15 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Capt. Muhammed M. Kahn, USN Deputy Cdr., JBMDL, and CO Naval Support Activity. Another speaker will be Dr. Horst Schirmer, one of three people still living who flew on the Hindenburg.

The ceremony will also commemorate U.S. Navy and Army losses, as well as fallen troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The museum, located in Hangar One on the base, will be open after the memorial service.

Not everyone is aware of the history that happened right in their back yard, said Carl Jablonski, president of the historical society. That’s why it’s so important to keep the memory alive.

Due to base security, the event will not be open to the public. People must have a gate pass to attend. For information on how to apply for one, email NavLake@Prodigy.net.