USS New Jersey Commissioning/Veteran Banners Unveiling Ceremony

May 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton St.
866-877-6262 x108
USS New Jersey Commissioning/Veteran Banners Unveiling Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

USS New Jersey Commissioning Anniversary/Veteran Banners Unveiling

Tuesday, May 23, 11am

The Battleship will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey and the unveiling of new banners honoring veterans from the region and the Battleship with a ceremony on Tuesday, May 23 at 11am.

The event will feature remarks from

  • Author and historian Paul Stillwell,
  • WWII USS New Jersey veteran William “Bill” Ryan,
  • Capt Louis Ivey, USN (Ret), the first African-American Officer on the New Jersey,
  • VADM Douglas Katz, Commanding Officer of the New Jersey from 1987-1989,
  • Capt. Mark Easton, USN (Ret), crewmember on the New Jersey during the 1980s,
  • Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, USN (Ret), former Commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).  and current Director, Naval History and Heritage Command and Curator of the Navy.

Capt. Walter M. Urban, USN (Ret), will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  Live performance of “God Bless America” by Maria Discuuillo, and the National Anthem and TAPS performed by the Battleship’s Bugler, volunteer Nan LaCorte.

This free ceremony will  also feature veterans.  live patriot music performance and even birthday cake as we celebrate the Battleship’s 80th year and honor veteran and supporters .