Red Cross Ceremony to Kick Off March is Red Cross Month

March 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton St.
NJ 08103
866-877-6262 x108
Red Cross Ceremony to Kick Off March is Red Cross Month @ Battleship New Jersey

The American Red Cross New Jersey Region will be holding a ceremony and flag raising aboard the Battleship New

Jersey on Sunday, March 1 at 12pm to kick off March is Red Cross Month in New Jersey. The Battleship New Jersey will fly the Red Cross flag

and be illuminated at night in red lights throughout March to honor all those who have made the humanitarian mission

of the Red Cross possible.


March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 75 years. Beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt

in 1943, every U.S. President has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps

people across the country and around the world.


The Honorable Donald Norcross, U.S. Representative, NJ 1st Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker.  Also scheduled to speak are

Brigadier General Patrick M. Kennedy, Assistant Adjutant General Air; NJ National Guard, and Captain William R. Sherrod, Commanding Officer,

Naval Support Activity, Lakehurst; Deputy Commander, JB MDL.  The Battleship New Jersey Sea Cadets will present colors, while the

National Anthem will be performed on trumpet by 13-year-old Aidan Peterson.  The Philadelphia Fire Department Marine Unit Fire Boat will be off

the port of the ship.