Posted in Uncategorized, Veterans, tagged Battleship New Jersey, Darryl Isherwood, max pizarro, Navy, politickernj.com, veteran, Veterans Day, World War II on November 15, 2010|
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Just a public note of thanks here to the crew at Politickernj.com;
namely editor Darryl Isherwood and correspondent extraordinare Max “Mad Max” Pizarro.
Darryl not only posted on his site the Veterans Day blog post I wrote about my father’s link with the Battleship New Jersey (and a tenuous but appreciated association I share with him with the great warship), but then with input from Max, put him in their “Winners” column for the week.
Needless to say, it made a humble World War II Navy vet’s day and meant the world to him not just for himself but for the recognition such an act brings to all our veterans who’ve proudly served, and continue to serve, this great nation.
So a strong salute and a tip of the cap to Darryl, Max and Politickernj.com for a class act by a standup group.
I thank you again here publicly to acknowledge that act and share it with my blog’s readers.
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Posted in New Jersey history, Uncategorized, Veterans, tagged Battleship New Jersey, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, Bernardsville, Camden, Camden Riversharks, Cooperstown, Gettysburg, Hogan, Inkster, Morris County, Nicklaus, NJN, NJN News, Palmer, Route 287, Route 295, Sorenstam, Susquehanna Bank Center, the fork in the road, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. New Jersey, United States Golf Association, USGA Museum, Woods, Yankee Stadium, Yogi Berra, Yogi Berra Museum on November 10, 2010|
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One thing my father noticed on our recent trip down Route 295 and across on Routes 70 and 30 to the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial (see previous post) was a lack of signage directing visitors to the most decorated battleship in the history of the U.S. Navy.
Sure, there were several signs that said “Waterfront Attractions,” but nothing that bragged of the great warship’s presence on the Camden waterfront. We knew where we were going and had planned our trip, so we didn’t need the signage.
But my father, a World War II Navy veteran who served in the Pacific, wanted to know why the presence of this treasure wasn’t trumpeted along the heavily travelled highways. Put another way: Why wasn’t New Jersey bragging about the presence along its shores of the U.S.S. New Jersey? (more…)
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