Veterans Day Aboard the Battleship

TIME:  Saturday, November 11, 9:30am – 3pm

  • Ceremony; 11am
  • Veterans Car Show: 12pm – 3:30pm
  • Free Haircuts for Veterans: 12pm – 3pm

 

PLACE:         Battleship New Jersey, Camden Waterfront, NJ

 

DETAILS:     The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will salute all veterans with a variety of activities on

Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11:

 

  • Veterans can experience a Fire Power self-guided tour for whatever  amount they want to donate to the

Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial, on Veterans Day.  The Battleship will be open for tours

on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9:30am to 3pm.

 

  • The Battleship will salute and remember all vets with a free Veterans Day Ceremony on the forecastle

at 11am.  Keynote remarks will be given by Dr. Bruce Heilman, a Marine veteran and former spokesman

for the Greatest Generation Foundation,  Battleship bugler and volunteer Nan LaCorte will perform the

National Anthem and TAPS.  WWII veteran and Battleship volunteer Russ Collins will cast a memorial

wreath upon the Delaware River.

 

  • Veterans Group 2nd Annual Car Show on the pier from noon to 3:30pm.  Guests touring the Battleship

can check out classic cars as part of a tour of the Battleship on Saturday. This year, the Veterans Group

will be raffling a beautiful 1969 Chevy Corvette Stingray. The lucky winner will be randomly selected at

the show.  To pre-register your car, you can purchase tickets at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-veterans-group-2nd-annual-car-show-tickets-32803754914

Click on the “TICKETS” button above and select your registration type.  Proceeds go to benefit the resident

Veterans of The Veterans Group to provide housing, warm meals, access to educational programs, PTSD

care, and recovery, and job training.

 

  • Free Haircuts for Veterans, courtesy of Franco’s On Location from noon to 3pm.  Franco’s Barbering’s

Airstream mobile barbershop will be on the pier offering free cuts for vets!  To find out where else Franco’s

On Location will be, check out their website — www.francosbarbering.com.

 

PHOTO OPP:  Ceremony on Forecastle at 11am; Classic cars and Haircuts for Veterans from noon to 3pm     

 

Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the City of Philadelphia, the

Battleship is open for audio tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm. Spend the First Night of 2018 aboard

the Battleship!  Our award-winning overnight program allows families to enjoy dinner and breakfast,

experience a guided tour of the ship, ride in the flight simulator and the chance to sleep in the bunks that

the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.  Plus, at midnight, guests will experience the unique view of

the New Year’s Fireworks over the Delaware River.  The price for the New Year’s overnight is $79 per

person.  For reservations, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.  For more information, visit

www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

 

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