While the Annual Thanksgiving for the Troops held at the Americas Best Value Inn was canceled this year due to the winding down of troop deployments from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in it’s place, there now will be a Thanksgiving Meal on the Battleship New Jersey for over 200 veterans, active military and also homeless veterans!
Please join us in providing a Flag/Greeting Line and Motorcycle Line on the Pier at the Battleship NJ. All WELCOME! The Greeting/Flag Line must be in place on the Pier no later then 10:30am, as our veterans/active military guests are due to arrive at 10:45am. (Arrive early for snacks and see the Mummers!). There will be a brief ceremony at 11am on the Fantail.
Parking – Lot 2 (FREE PARKING), which is diagonal from the Susquehanna Bank Center. There will be a shuttle service from the parking lot to the Pier for those who want to use it.
Motorcycle Riders should meet in Parking Lot 2 at 10am. Riders will depart for the Pier at 10:20am. Riders will proceed to the Pier on the Battleship to form a motorcycle and flag line, alongside the Greeters (who are not on motorcycles).
**Anyone who needs handicap access should enter via Clinton St., the access road to the Battleship that runs behind the Susquehanna Bank Center. They can tell the security guard at the gate that they need parking close to the Battleship’s pier. They will recieve prefered parking. **
1st ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL FOR HOMELESS VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY
Presented by The Board of Trustees for the Battleship New Jersey, Camden County Veterans Affairs, and Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
DATE: Thursday, November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day)
TIME: 10:30am – 1:00pm
PLACE: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, 62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, NJ 08103
DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey, in partnership with Camden County Veterans Affairs and the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will offer homeless veterans and active military personnel from Joint Base – McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Dover Air Force Base a full-course turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. The meal will be served by volunteers in the Battleship’s crew’s mess (onboard cafeteria).
Questions? Jack Willard 856-966-1652 ext. 144 firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR SPONSORS include JWV Post 126, The Spevak Family, US Family Health Plan, Barb’s Harley Davidson, Philadelphia 76ers, Bodek & Rhoads, David Fleisher and Family, Gary “G” Cobb, PJ Whelihan’s
Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers tours daily, as well as overnight encampments for youth groups and families, special group and student tours and event rentals with a full catering menu. For more information on the ship’s many programs, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.