TIME: Memorial Day Ceremony: 10am, Monday, May 25, 2020
DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will honor our military brothers and
Sisters who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation with a Memorial Day ceremony on
Facebook Live at 10am on Monday, May 25.
The Memorial Day ceremony will feature an overview on the history and significance of
Memorial Day by Battleship Curator, Ryan Szimanski, and a talk on “What Memorial Day
Means” by Army veteran and Director of Accounting for the Battleship, Mike Hayes. The
ceremony will end with the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River, the
playing of TAPs on bugle and a salute from the Battleship’s saluting gun.
Since the Battleship remains closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the ceremony will be
shown on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/BattleshipNJ at 10am on Monday, May 25..
Media members are invited to come aboard the forecastle (forward deck) for the
ceremony. Media members who come aboard the Battleship must wear face coverings
and practice social distancing.
PHOTO OPP: Memorial Wreath Casted on to the Delaware River from the Battleship and Saluting Gun Shoot
Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of Philadelphia, the
Battleship is currently closed for tours due to the coronavirus. The ship will reopen once it’s deemed safe by
the state of New Jersey. Even though our nation’s most decorated battleship is closed, people can still
experience a virtual tour from home! Visit: https://youtu.be/kDOFBGIf6Uo The Battleship also adds content
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