Philadelphia Auto Show attendees: Save 20% on a tour of the Battleship New Jersey, located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, through Feb. 24, 2019. Just show your Auto Show ticket or ticket stub at the Battleship’s Ticket Office for your discount.
The Philadelphia Auto Show will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, February 2 through 10. For more information on the Philadelphia Auto Show, visit www.phillyautoshow.com.
The Battleship is open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 21 and Presidents Day, Feb. 18, from 9:30am to 3pm through February. The Battleship can open any day for a scheduled group tour, rental event or overnight. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-877-6262 x144.
In continuation of the Battleship New Jersey’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the ship will host a ceremony at 9:30am on Saturday, Feb. 22. The keynote speaker will be WWII veteran and a participant in the Battle of Iwo Jima, Frank Beach. The Battleship will remember our military heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice with the casting a wreath into the Delaware River, a 21-gun salute by the PFC Daniel Giordano Marine Detachment Rifle Team, and the performance of TAPs on bugle.
The ceremony will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom and is free for guests to attend.
Further, the Battleship will be real-time posting on Twitter some of the events of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Feb. 17.
The American goal of the battle was to gain control of the island and its airfields to allow the Americans to have a staging location in order to attack the Japanese main islands. Over five weeks, this battle had some of the bloodiest fighting of the war in the Pacific. During the battle, New Jersey participated in the shore bombardment of the island