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All veterans are invited to attend a special ceremony to remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, presented by the Camden and Gloucester County Freeholders, at 10:30am on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The ceremony, which will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship, will feature keynote remarks by Con. Donald Norcross, 1st District, NJ, musical performances by Eastern High School Band, singer Maria DiSciullo, and bugler Greg Murphy, a 21 Gun Salute by Marine Corps League 1775 Detachment, salutes to veterans and a wreath presentation to remember those killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. Battleship Board of Trustee Member Perry Levine will receive the Peter Molnar Award, presented to a veteran helping other veterans.
The event is free to attend and there will also be complimentary coffee and hot chocolate, courtesy of the Camden County Canteen. Free parking, provided by the Camden Parking Authority, in Lot #1, across from BB&T Pavilion, and shuttle service, donated by South Jersey Transportation Authority, will be available.
Aloha! Break out your Battleship Hawaiian shirts! We’re having a luau, complete with South Pacific Fire Dancers, Hawaiian music, and a great Hawaiian-themed meal as we celebrate the annual Battleship Blast “Luau” on the ship, Saturday, June 30.
In addition to the Island life, you’ll also experience an amazing view of the fireworks over the Delaware River at dusk!
We’ll also auction off a the chance to pull the trigger to fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of fireworks, as well as have another auction for a Tiki statue!
Tickets to the Blast must be purchased in advance. Parking for the Blast will be along Clinton St., the access road to the Battleship. For GPS, use the address of 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103.
All proceeds go to the on-going preservation and maintenance of the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial.
The Camden County Freeholder Board and Gloucester County Freeholder Board will mark the 78th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
“Each year we gather to honor those who served and lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on the fateful day that threw the U.S. into World War II,” said Freeholder Bill Moen. “The Freeholder Board invites all county residents to the Battleship to reflect on the contributions of the men and women, past and present, who have faithfully served our nation.”
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.