Remarks from WWII USS New Jersey Veteran, Wreath Ceremony on Forecastle
TIME: 6:30pm, Monday, May 23, 2016
DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of her
commissioning into the U.S. Navy with a ceremony on her forecastle at 6:30am on Monday, May 23.
Highlights of the Commissioning ceremony will include remarks by WWII veteran Russ Collins, who
Served aboard the USS New Jersey and is now a restoration volunteer on the museum ship. The
ceremony will also feature a wreath being casted into the Delaware River to remember our former
crew members who have passed. The ceremony is free for guests to attend.
A private invitation-only reception to New Jersey state legislators and major supporters of the
Battleship will take place after the ceremony on the Main Deck Portside. .
PHOTO OPP: Memorial Wreath being casted in to the Delaware River
Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the City of
Philadelphia, the Battleship is open every day for tours from 9:30am to 5pm. Experience
the best view of the Independence Week Fireworks over the Delaware River on
Saturday, July 2. The annual Battleship Blast will feature a Surf n Turf dinner, open
bar, entertainment and the unique view of the fireworks at dusk! Tickets are a $175
donation per person and sponsorships are available. All proceeds go to the on-going
restoration of our nation’s most decorated battleship. For more information, call
866-877-6262 ext 144 or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.