The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will celebrate the anniversary of Victory in World War II with her annual World War II Victory Day on Saturday, August 13. The Battleship will celebrate her history of serving during WWII as re-enactors and artifacts will be presented on the ship. We’ll have 1940s era music playing on the ship’s public address system. You and your honey can even re-create the famous Victory in WWII “Kiss” next to the “Embracing Peace” sculpture on the Battleship’s Pier!
WWII Veteran and USS New Jersey volunteer Russ Collins will be interviewed about his experiences in WWII in the Officers’ Wardroom at 10:30am. Admiral Raymond Spruance, USN, and John F. Kennedy, USN, will be interviewed beginning at 11am. Spruance, portrayed by Michael Glick, and Kennedy, portrayed by Fred Seitz, will be interviewed by Battleship Curator Jason Hall at 11am. The interview sessions are free to attend with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship.
The 1940s Dance and Lunch initially scheduled from noon to 3pm on the fantail has been cancelled due to excessive heat.
The Battleship’s WWII Victory Day was a result of promoting the Spirit of ‘45’s effort to make August 14 a national holiday. All WWII activities during the day on Saturday are free with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship.