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Jan
12
Sat
Eagles’ Swoop and Cheerleaders Aboard the Battleship on Saturday @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eagles' Swoop and Cheerleaders Aboard the Battleship on Saturday @ Battleship New Jersey

Eagles mascot Swoop and two members of the Eagles cheerleaders will be aboard the Battleship on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1pm to 2pm. Watch them shoot the 5-inch gun to fire up the Eagles at 1pm on Saturday. Swoop and the cheerleaders will meet guests touring the Battleship after the gun shoot until 2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. .

Come aboard and watch the gun shoot at 1pm and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders in the Officers’ Wardroom with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship. If you don’t want to tour the ship but still see the shoot and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders, you came make a donation of any amount to the ship, a non-profit museum and memorial, to come aboard. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made in the Battleship’s Ticket Office in the Visitors Center.

Feb
22
Sat
Ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima @ Battleship New Jersey
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
May
25
Mon
Memorial Day Facebook Live Ceremony from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Facebook Live Ceremony from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will remember our military heroes who gave

the ultimate sacrifice for our nation with a Facebook Live ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday,

May 25 at 10am.

 

The Memorial Day ceremony will feature an overview on the history and significance of Memorial

Day by Battleship Curator, Ryan Szimanski, and a talk on what Memorial Day means by Army

veteran and Director of Accounting for the Battleship, Mike Hayes.  The ceremony will end with

the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River.

 

Since the Battleship remains closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the ceremony will be shown

on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/BattleshipNJ

 

 

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