Red Cross to Kick Off ‘March is Red Cross Month’ Aboard the Battleship

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

the Battleship New Jersey 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 75 years. Beginning with President Franklin

D. Roosevelt in 1943,  every U.S. President, including President Trump, has designated March as

Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and

around the world.


WHAT:          American Red Cross Ceremony and Flag Raising


WHERE:       Battleship New Jersey

                        100 Clinton Street

                        Camden, NJ 08103



WHEN:          Sunday, March 4, 2018

                        12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


WHO:             The Honorable Francisco Moran, mayor of Camden

                        Philip P. Rowan, executive director and CEO, Battleship New Jersey

                        Mathieu Nelessen, vice president, American Red Cross Northeast Division

                        American Red Cross Representatives and Volunteers

Members of the New Jersey Jewish War Veterans, including Perry Levine, who,

together with Mathieu Nelessen, will raise the Red Cross flag


Additional information about Red Cross Month events in New Jersey, volunteer opportunities,

blood donation and other ways to support the work of the Red Cross is available at




Laura Steinmetz 609-221-5348

Diane Concannon, 609-206-4043