TIME: Saturday, November 11, 9:30am – 3pm
- Ceremony; 11am
- Veterans Car Show: 12pm – 3:30pm
- Free Haircuts for Veterans: 12pm – 3pm
PLACE: Battleship New Jersey, Camden Waterfront, NJ
DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will salute all veterans with a variety of activities on
Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11:
- Veterans can experience a Fire Power self-guided tour for whatever amount they want to donate to the
Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial, on Veterans Day. The Battleship will be open for tours
on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9:30am to 3pm.
- The Battleship will salute and remember all vets with a free Veterans Day Ceremony on the forecastle
at 11am. Keynote remarks will be given by Dr. Bruce Heilman, a Marine veteran and former spokesman
for the Greatest Generation Foundation, Battleship bugler and volunteer Nan LaCorte will perform the
National Anthem and TAPS. WWII veteran and Battleship volunteer Russ Collins will cast a memorial
wreath upon the Delaware River.
- Veterans Group 2nd Annual Car Show on the pier from noon to 3:30pm. Guests touring the Battleship
can check out classic cars as part of a tour of the Battleship on Saturday. This year, the Veterans Group
will be raffling a beautiful 1969 Chevy Corvette Stingray. The lucky winner will be randomly selected at
the show. To pre-register your car, you can purchase tickets at
Click on the “TICKETS” button above and select your registration type. Proceeds go to benefit the resident
Veterans of The Veterans Group to provide housing, warm meals, access to educational programs, PTSD
care, and recovery, and job training.
- Free Haircuts for Veterans, courtesy of Franco’s On Location from noon to 3pm. Franco’s Barbering’s
Airstream mobile barbershop will be on the pier offering free cuts for vets! To find out where else Franco’s
On Location will be, check out their website — www.francosbarbering.com.
PHOTO OPP: Ceremony on Forecastle at 11am; Classic cars and Haircuts for Veterans from noon to 3pm
Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the City of Philadelphia, the
Battleship is open for audio tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm. Spend the First Night of 2018 aboard
the Battleship! Our award-winning overnight program allows families to enjoy dinner and breakfast,
experience a guided tour of the ship, ride in the flight simulator and the chance to sleep in the bunks that
the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. Plus, at midnight, guests will experience the unique view of
the New Year’s Fireworks over the Delaware River. The price for the New Year’s overnight is $79 per
person. For reservations, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203. For more information, visit