STANG Magazine presents its annual Battleship New Jersey Bash! They are bringing out some good old American Muscle and pairing up with our battleship’s big guns. On Saturday August 17th, come see over 130 Ford Mustangs on display and take a tour of the famous BB-62 Battleship New Jersey! Active Military get to tour for free and tour ticket sales help to preserve our beloved battleship. Bring your family, bring your military friends, and bring your camera! Special guests include the STANG Magazine staff, service members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the countless veterans who volunteer day in and day out to keep the battleship one of the area’s top places to visit!
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