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BATTLESHIP WILL HOST PATRIOT GAMES CHALLENGE BETWEEN ARMY AND NAVY
Cadets And Midshipmen Will Face Off On Battleship’s Pier in One of Five Head-To-Head Events
PHILADELPHIA… December 11, 2013… The Battleship New Jersey, our nation’s most
decorated battleship, will be part of a Philadelphia Army-Navy tradition. One of the
Patriot Games challenges on Friday, Dec. 13, will take place on the ship’s pier.
This exciting two-day competition between teams of Cadets and Midshipmen is part
of preliminary events before the 114th Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in
Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 14.
In the shadow of the Battleship New Jersey, the Cadets and Mids will see who
possesses the strength and determination to win the Tug-of-War competition! Last
year, Navy won handily in two straight pulls. This year, Army is ready to avenge last year’s
defeat. Both Army and Navy bands and pep teams will be on hand to root on each
academy. The Battleship New Jersey, our nation’s largest and most decorated battleship,
will start the competition with a blast with the firing of the ship’s starboard saluting
gun. Battleship will be open for guided and audio tours on Friday, Dec. 13 from 9:30am
For up-to-date information, log on to the interactive Army-Navy Game website at
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 guided and self-guided tours Saturdays and
Sundays in December, as well as Friday, Dec. 13 and the week of Dec. 23 thru
Dec. 31 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Experience the best view of the 6pm and
midnight New Year’s Eve Fireworks over the Delaware River – from the decks of the
Battleship! There will be music, food and bar services and more. Just an $10
donation will get you aboard. The ship will open at 4pm for the 6pm fireworks show
and 10pmfor themidnight show. For more information on the ship’smany
CAMDEN, N.J. - December 11, 2013 (WPVI) -- A Christmas tree is shining brightly in Camden Wednesday night, and the mayor says it is a source of light symbolic of the good of the city, and she believes there are big changes to come in 2014.
"I love the lights, it just reminds me when I'm at home with my family, and I just get a warm feeling even though it's freezing cold," said Josie Sanchez.
12-year-old Josie Sanchez is ready for Santa who also made an appearance at the lighting down by the waterfront.
The 6th grader has lived in this city since birth and she loves this season.
"I feel home and love all around the area," she said. "In Camden, you don't feel it a lot and you get to feel it on Christmas. Everyone is united together as one."
That may be a child's view of Camden, but it is also one that Mayor Dana Redd is trying to make a reality as she reflected on 2013.
The new county police force brought more officers and new policing efforts to combat high crime rates.
The last supermarket closed in September but Shop Rite announced a new center planned for 2015.
And even though it is the holiday shopping season, residents don't have those big department stores like nearby Cherry Hill.
"It would be better if people could spend their money in the city to help out the city, but it's frustrating when you can't," said Jonetta Jones.
"There's not that many people that can spend the money that is needed to have a thriving economic center. Slowly but surely, it's coming," said Jose Sanchez.
Mayor Redd says the state's new economic opportunity act is expected to lure private investors and create jobs.
She also pointed out there are several small businesses for shopping.
Either way, Redd believes soon a lot of people will be singing a different tune about Camden.
"I've committed to our citizens that we are going to do 8 in 4, which means we're going to do twice the work in four years, so we're looking forward to lifting up our city," said Mayor Dana Redd.
Many not may not share the same optimism, but most would agree change has got to come.
MISS NEW JERSEY AND MISS PENNSYLVANIA TO MEET HOMELESS VETERANS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL ON THE BATTLESHIP
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EVENT: MISS NEW JERSEY AND MISS PENNSYLVANIA TO MEET HOMELESS VETERANS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL ON THE BATTLESHIP
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).
Miss New Jersey 2013 Cara McCollum and Miss Pennsylvania 2013 Annie Rosellini will meet the troops and veterans as they enjoy their hot turkey dinner in the crew’s mess on Thanksgiving. Cara McCollum from Princeton, NJ, is a student at Princeton University. Annie Rosellini of Butler, PA, is a student at Point Park University.
Residents can join us on the pier at 10:30 am to welcome our heroes to the Battleship. Free parking is available in lot #2, diagonal from the Susquehanna Bank Center, courtesy of the Camden Parking Authority.
MAJOR SPONSORS include Jewish War Veterans 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, South Jersey Magazine, Volunteers of America, Comprehensive Screening Solutions, and Balloon Celebrations.
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 Saturdays and Sundays, as well as a few special weekdays, through December. Consult the Battleship’s website for a schedule. The Battleship also offers 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 Battleship’s many programs, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.