DATE: Monday, November 11, 11am
DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey is pleased to announce that Admiral William J. Fallon, USN (ret) and
Con. Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1st District) will speak during the ship’s Veterans Day Ceremony
on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11am on the forecastle (forward deck). Also to be included in the ceremony,
which is free to all guests, will be the performance of the National Anthem and TAPs on bugle
by Battleship volunteer Nan LaCorte and a memorial wreath will be casted onto the Delaware
River to remember all veterans who have passed. Capt. Walt Urban, USN (ret.), the Battleship’s
Military Liaison Officer, will serve as Master of Ceremony for the event.
Adm. Fallon, who was raised in Merchantville, NJ, and graduated from Villanova University,
was the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet from October 2003 to
February 2005. He served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command from February 2005 until March
- His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal,
Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air
Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and various unit and campaign decorations.
Con. Norcross, one of the original Board of Trustee Members who was responsible for getting the
USS New Jersey to the Camden Waterfront, has served in Congress for New Jersey’s 1st District,
since 2014. Con. Norcross currently serves in a number of leadership roles in Congress, and is
a member of the House Armed Services Committee where he serves on the Seapower and
Projection Forces Subcommittee and Chairs the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.
Prior to his service in the House, he represented the 5th District in the New Jersey Senate from
Veterans can enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Battleship, which will be open for walk-up
tours from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
November 11 also marks the 20th Anniversary of the USS New Jersey being towed up the Delaware
River to the Camden Waterfront, NJ. The Battleship wants to share photos of the Big J’s arrival on
our website and social media sites. If you have a photo of the arrival of the Battleship on Nov. 11, 1999
and can share it, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Battleship New Jersey,
62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103.
PHOTO OPP: Adm. Fallon and Con. Norcross Casting a Memorial Wreath onto the Delaware River from the Battleship
Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of Philadelphia, the
Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm. Enjoy
Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9am. Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast served
at the chowline, a tour of the Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus! $18 for children 16 and under,
$24 for adults, $10 for military families, and members of the Battleship can get 20% off! For tickets call,
866-87-6262 ext. 108. For more information, visit the Battleship online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org.