100 Clinton St.
The Battleship will salute our veterans with a ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at 11am. Due to forecasted bad weather, the ceremony has been moved inside to the Officers’ Wardroom. The ceremony is free for all to attend.
The ceremony will be MCed by Capt. Walt Urban, USNR (ret), with keynote remarks from author and military historian John Siegfried, and a talk on available resources for vets from Ted Gallagher of Camden County Veterans Affairs. The Battleship will remember veterans who have passed with the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River. We’ll celebrate our veterans with cake after the ceremony.
John Siegfried will also have copies of his book, “No Greater Love, The Story of Michael Crescenz, Philadelphia’s Only Medal of Honor Recipient from the Vietnam War,” available after the ceremony and throughout the afternoon in the Officers Wardroom. Mr. Siegfried will be available to sign books.
In addition to the “Story of Michael Crescenz,” Mr. Siedfried’s works also include “Six Degrees of the Bracelet: Vietnam’s Continuing Grip,” released 11/11/11, and soon-to-be released “A Wolf Remembered: Story of Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Jon Cavaiani ” and current book, “Corps Vet. The Memoirs of Lt.General Ronald Coleman USMC.” Mr. Siegfried is also working on “The New Agent Orange: Comparing Vietnam Vets Presumptive Diseases with Gulf War Syndromes and Sicknesses,” which is due for release in early 2023. Mr. Siegfried graduated US Army War College 2012 and St. Joseph’s College. Phila. 1975.
To further honor our veterans on Veterans Day, all vets can enjoy a tour of the Battleship for an admission of a donation of any amount.
Thank you, veterans, for your service!