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The Battleship New Jersey will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship at 11am on Friday, Nov. 11. The keynote speech will be given by WWII Navy veteran and Battleship volunteer John Quinesso. Our National Anthem and TAPS will be performed by bugler and volunteer Nan LaCourte and we will also cast a wreath into the Delaware River in memory of all veterans who have passed.
The Veterans Day Ceremony is free to all guests to attend.
Tickets are still available for the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks shows from the deck of the Battleship. The ship will open at 4pm for the 6pm show and 10pm for the Midnight show. Music, food concessions and bar service will be available. You can even take a chance to pull the trigger to fire the portside (Philadelphia-side) five-inch gun at the conclusion of each show.
Admission to the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks shows is a $10 donation per person. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the Tickets link on this page, or at the Battleship Ticket Office, which will be open before each show, or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
Proceeds go to the on-going restoration and maintenance of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Sink some for the Battleship! Our annual golf tournament will take place on Monday, Sept. 25 at Pennsauken Country Club, Pennsauken, NJ. Cocktails, dinner and great prizes. There will once again be a morning session and an afternoon session. Greens fee is a $185 donation per golfer. Partnerships, including hole sponsorships and banners, are available.
For more information, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144 or email email@example.com.
The Battleship New Jersey will honor and remember all our veterans with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11am. This free ceremony will feature keynote speakerBruce Heilman, a WWII Marine veteran and National Spokesman for The Greatest Generation Foundation. Capt. Walt Urban, USN (ret), the Battleship’s Military Liaison Officer and Chairman of the Board of Trusttees, will serve as MC. The ceremony will end with the casting of a memorial wreath upon the Delaware River to remember all veterans who have passed.
The Battleship will also allow vets to tour the ship that day for any donation amount. Just check in at the Battleship’s Ticket Office for a Fire Power self-guided tour for whatever donation you can make. Tours will be available from 9:30am to 3pm on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Further, the Battleship will host a Veterans Classic Car Show on the pier from noon to 3pm. Guests touring the Battleship are welcome to check out the vehicles.
The Battleship New Jersey will remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a T-6 Texan Trainer propeller planes fly over, followed by the casting of a memorial wreath upon the Delaware River and the playing of TAPS. The fly-over, weather permitting, will take place at 9am and the wreath casting and TAPS will take place on the forecastle (forward deck). All guests are invited on the forecastle to attend.
To see the T-6 Texan plane, check out this video: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=utube+texan+flight+reading+air+show&view=detail&mid=6B8BB1DC616FEA79DEB26B8BB1DC616FEA79DEB2&FORM=VIRE
The Battleship will open her decks on New Year’s Eve for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight Fireworks shows over the Delaware River. We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We open her decks two hours before each show – 4pm for the 6pm fireworks show and 10pm for the midnight show. Come aboard for just a $10 donation per person. All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!
Tickets are available by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108, or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30am to 3pm, except Christmas Day, and prior to both the 6pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.
Both New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are free to Battleship Members.
The Battleship is currently not accepting any new reservations for the New Year’s Overnight. Thanks to all the families that reserved their bunks! Have a great night aboard the Big J!
Families can experience the First Night of 2019 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program features dinner and breakfast served at the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to fire a saluting gun and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.
Further, at midnight, all guests can enjoy the amazing view of the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront!
The First Night overnight is $79 per person. Guests must be part of a family, which means at least one parent or guardian and one child age 6 – 17.
For reservations, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.