It was 75 years ago today the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.

The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society held a dinner at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River on Saturday night to remember the disaster.

Today, the  75th anniversary of the fabled disaster, the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst offers a rare opportunity for everyday people to enter the base and join the memorial observance on the spot where death rained down on May 6, 1937.

The memorial begins at the Joint Base Lakehurst crash site beginning at 6:45 PM. This event will be open to the public.

 

 

Townqsuare Media NJ's Tom Mongelli remembers the disaster in a 5 part series that includes conversations with Carl Jablonski, President of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, video and exploring why the disaster still matters today.