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.
The Battleship will culminate the virtual Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony with the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River, the firing of the ship’s saluting gun and the performance of TAPS by volunteer bugler Nan LaCorte on Dec. 7. The Battleship is once again joining forces with Camden and Gloucester counties, who will broadcast a virtual ceremony, which can be seen at10am on Monday, Dec. 7 at:
Veterans and Rutgers-Camden students Josh Redlich (US Army) , the Rutgers Camden Male Veteran of the Year, and Leslie Demark (Officer of Military & Veterans Affairs). 2019 Rutgers-Camden Female Veteran of the Year, will cast the memorial wreath onto the Delaware River.
The wreath casting can be seen at approximately 10:30am on Monday, Dec. 7 on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/battleshipnj