When: Friday, November 11, 2022
Where: Battleship New Jersey Memorial & Museum
100 Clinton Street
What: The Battleship New Jersey will salute our veterans with a ceremony on the fantail on Veterans
Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at 11am.
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. The ceremony is free for all to attend.
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,
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!
Photo Opp: Veterans Casting a Memorial Wreath onto the Delaware River from the Battleship!
The Battleship New Jersey Memorial and Museum is open every day for tours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Scouts, youth organizations and families: Spend a night aboard the Battleship! Our award-winning overnight
program includes dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to
fire a salute from the saluting gun, and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey
once slept. $75 per person. To reserve your bunks, call 866-877-6262 x203. For more information on programs
and events at the Battleship, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.