Location Cookies Tavern, 2654 S Alder St, Philadelphia, PA,
Annual USMC Birthday Party at Cookies Tavern, Philadelphia, PA. Party all day long. Join the fun !!
Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Marine Corps 238 Birthday at Cookies Tavern, 2654 South Alder St., Philadelphia, PA. Flyer says noon but we’ll be ready to go @ 10am!
Only $45 for Cookies Tavern filled merchandise bag & guest wristband for outside keg trucks/food. Live bands/DJs.
2011 Video from USMC Birthday at Cookies tavern..
See article from previous USMC birthday at Cookies below….
Shouts of “Happy Birthday, Marine!” and “Semper Fi!” filled the air last Saturday as thousands of Marines converged at Cookie’s Tavern on 10th & Oregon Avenue to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. And since the nativity of the Corps began in a colonial Philadelphia bar at The Tun Tavern on Nov. 10, 1775, it is so very fitting to have this remarkable annual event take place in a South Philadelphia bar.
Synonymous with the event is the late James R. “Daddy Wags” Wagner, requiescat in pace 2002. His daughter Marion Wagner’s face lights up as bright as a moonbeam at the mention of her legendary father’s name. “This is all word of mouth,” she informs me as she waves her arms east and west. “First it was two, then 10, then 100, then 1000! It just grew, maybe 2000 today.” What would your father impart upon us if he were still in the physical world? I ask. “Freedom is not free. He always said and meant those words. My father wanted every American to know that.”
The first Marine Birthday was celebrated in 1923 at Fort Mifflin, but I’m curious about the origin of the teeming sea of Red and Gold on Oregon Avenue. Charlie Simpson, Wagner’s cousin, was there from the very beginning. “This bar, Cookie’s Tavern, originally belonged to Wag’s uncle, Bill ‘Cookie’ Cook. We were a few years out of the Marine Corps. I walked into Cookie’s on Nov. 10, 1969 and I saw Wags there all by himself, having a beer. He said, ‘Let’s drink a beer to the Marines’ birthday. We should do this again the next year but tell everyone we know.’ So it went from two to 10 to what you see today; that’s how it started and then grew.” In 1977, Wager bought the bar but kept the name in honor of his uncle and officially declared the birthday party as an annual event.
Deputy Inspector Tony Boyle and retired-from-South Detective Joe O’Hara, along with attorney Mike Wallace, were friends with Daddy Wags for more than 30 years. “It was 1978. I was patrolling the area in the 402 wagon. I knew something was going on, on Alder Street,” Inspector Boyle relates. “So I stopped. There were no complaints or anything. Wags came out of the bar with a first anniversary t-shirt and a mug and gave it to me. I still have the t-shirt.” O’Hara comes up with a great idea: “Have the shirt framed and hang it in a place of honor.” Wallace opens up about the fraternal familiarity he’s experienced. “Wags was my brother, always will be my brother. He always said, ‘If you want to be a bear, be a grizzly.’” In the crowd I saw Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient Jon R. Cavaiani. “I flew in from Columbia, Cal., an old gold-mining town, population 55,000.” He wore the medal proudly around his neck and was surrounded by Marines who wanted a snapshot with him. To me, that medal is worth more than all the gold in those old mines.
The Army is also represented among his close friends. Richie Strohm, of Richard T. Strohm and Associates, goes way back. “In 1968, Wags wanted his Airborne Wings. He went to Fort Benning, Ga. I was his instructor. He passed the test. We’ve been friends ever since.” Retired Marine Captain Tom “Pittzy” Pitts instantly bonded with Wagner in 1997. “I told him about the Toys for Tots program and he dove right in. We found out he died 10 minutes before the Toys for Tots run that Saturday morning Nov. 5, 2002. I immediately got the microphone and re-named the race The Annual Daddy Wags Toys for Tots Run.”
After Wagner’s passing, his buddies spontaneously formed “Wag’s Platoon”. Southern Hall of Fame athlete Kenny Adams disclosed that no formal contract with the city was ever had for the party. “The police re-routed traffic, but that was about it. We wanted to get and keep the City involved. The Platoon got together at Marion’s to make sure the party stayed alive. I went to John Dougherty of Local 98 and told him of our needs. Now Doc always gives toys to the Toys for Tots program there and was very supportive. I, along with Mary-Rita D’Alessandro, became liaisons with the city. We got the stage, sound system, port-a-potties and trash pick-up permits.”
Thirty years later, the celebration has taken a life of its own, and is going strong. Around the world Marines celebrate their day, but only in Philadelphia will you find the spirit of the Tun Tavern in Cookie’s Tavern thriving with esprit de corps. Oorah!
|Events||10/26/2014 Welcome Home Lt Col Arnstein - Amer Leg Cherry Hill - Welcome Home Escort & Flag Line at the Legion. On Sunday, October 26, 2014, the family of Lt Col Jesse Arnstein USAF will be holding a Welcome Home Celebration for him at the American Legion. He is returning from a deployment in Afghanistan. We will be providing a motorcycle escort & flag line for Lt Col Arnstein. If interested in participating in the Flag Line at the American Legion, be at the Legion by 12:30pm and join us, CHFD, members of our Legion and friends by forming flag line. If interested in participating in the Motorcycle Escort, be at the Legion by 11:45am. Motorcycles will depart at approx. 12:00 noon to pick up Lt Col Arnstein at his home in Voorhees, NJ and bring him back to the Legion for his party. Local dignitaries to be there to present Lt Col Arnstein with proclamations and thank him for his service. Location: American Legion Cherry Hill, 1532 Martin Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002||10/31/2014 Welcome Home Chris Baynes Escort||11/01/2014 Welcome Home USMC Lcpl Kyle Howald - Our Hero LCPL. Kyle Howald is 20yrs old and is returning from a 7 month Kuwaitt deployment where his duty is with the Military Police. Kyle was Born and raised in Pennsauken, and is a 2012 Pennsauken High School Graduate who joined the United States Marine Corp and right after Graduation in August of 2012 went to Marine Corp Boot Camp Rally Location: Camden County Tech. School 6000-6084 Browning Rd Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109 Rally time........1230 (12:30pm) K.S.U..............1300 (1:00pm) More info/updates http://www.warriorswatch.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1065 Location: Camden County Tech. School, 6000-6084 Browning Rd, Pennsauken, NJ||11/02/2014 Medal of Honor recipient, Jon Cavaiani, funeral service - Phila and Arlington Natl Cemetery - Services for SGM(Ret) Jon Cavaiani: Sunday, 11/2/14 1pm to 4pm Reilly Funeral Home, 2632 East Allegheny Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134 (215) 739-1777 Wednesday, 11/5/14 12:45pm Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA 22211 877-907-8585 Location: Reilly Funeral Home, 2632 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA||11/02/2014 Saluting Our Veterans Concert - Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey - The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey presents a concert to honor veterans, presented in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders. This all-American program includes the NJ premiere of Jake Runestad's "Dreams of the Fallen," which was co-commissioned by the Philharmonic with a small group of orchestras around the country and the World War II Museum to honor veterans. Actor and veteran Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years") narrates Copland's Lincoln Portrait. Choirs from Rutgers University-Camden and Temple University, and pianist Jeffrey Biegel, join the Philharmonic for this special event. Free tickets for veterans available at psnj.org/veterans. Location: Eastern HS Center for the Performing Arts, 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ, 08043||11/05/2014 Medal of Honor recipient, Jon Cavaiani, funeral service - Phila and Arlington Natl Cemetery - SGM(Ret) Jon Cavaiani burial at Arlington Cemetery: Wednesday, 11/5/14 12:45pm Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA 22211 Location: Reilly Funeral Home, 2632 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA||11/06/2014 20th NJ Mission of Honor Ceremony||11/06/2014 DAV Recruit Military All Veterans Career Fair - On November 6th, we are hosting the DAV RecruitMilitary All Veterans Career Fair for all Philadelphia area veterans and their spouses. Anyone who has served on active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves is invited to attend this event in order to find a new career. What: DAV RecruitMilitary All Veterans Career Fair Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148 When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Why: To connect veterans with companies that value their talent and experience. Please notify the veterans you serve and work with about this event and encourage them to pre-register for FREE here: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/philadelphia-all-veterans-job-fair-november-6-2014. Our Philadelphia area events provide many great career options for veterans and their spouses. The companies attending will have thousands of open positions they are recruiting for, and many more companies will be added in the weeks ahead. Some of the companies committed are below. Amtrak USAA Merck & Company Lockheed Martin Penske Bristol-Myers Squibb PSE&G Soundview Paper Company Johnson Matthey and more Location: Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA||11/06/2014 Rutgers Veterans Day Ceremony - Flag Line - Warriors Watch posting - We have once again been ask to stand a flag line and Honor the Veterans of Rutgers Univ. Camdan Campus Rally Point:Burger King 7850 S Crescent Blvd Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109 Rally Time:1110 KSU:1135 More info/updates, go to http://www.warriorswatch.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1069 Location: Burger King, 7850 S Crescent Blvd, Pennsauken, NJ||11/08/2014 Patriots MC Pancake Breakfast - All You Can Pancake Breakfast Adults: $10.00 Children: $5.00 Under 5: Free Menu: Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Coffee, Tea, & Juice All proceeds to benefit veterans and their families. Location: Red Hill Fire Company, 82 E 5th St, Red Hill, PA, 18076, Montgomery County||11/08/2014 4th Annual Pub Crawl for our Veterans - Amer Leg New Egypt - Will YOU crawl for your Veterans???? Pub Crawl is to benefit The New Jersey Mission of Honor (see more information about NJMOH below) Only a $25 Donation to go on the crawl Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Registration @ 11 - bus's leave @ 12 PROMPTLY Transportation to all bars from the American Legion, free commemorative T-shirt. A buffet will be available upon return to the American Legion. Donation must be pre-paid to receive commemorative T-shirt. Please sign up today!!! Stops include… New Egypt Elks Lodge #2457 New Egypt American Legion Kelly's Bar Tara's Tavern Cookstown VFW More to come... After returning to the American Legion enjoy a free buffet. Only a $10 Donation to come to the After "Crawl" Party. Starts at 5pm includes your buffet dinner and live entertainment Call Dave @ 609-556-2754 or Chrissy 609-234-4110 to reserve your spot TODAY! MUST Sign-up to guarantee your seat on the bus!! Location: American Legion New Egypt, 2 Meadbrook Lane, New Egypt, NJ||11/08/2014 Welcome Home Col Frank Burr - Warriors Watch posting. - Welcome Home motorcycle escort after 35 yrs in the service. Rally point:US Post Office 326 Stokes Rd Medford, NJ 08055 Rally time:1310 KSU:1340 More info/updates go to http://www.warriorswatch.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1083 Location: US Post Office, 326 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ||11/08/2014 Marine Corps Birthday Ball - Vineland - South Jersey Marine Corps League PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Saturday, November 8, 2014. 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Regency Ball Room at Ramada Inn 2216 Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. Rooms Available 856-696-3800. Tickets $50.00 per person. 6:00 pm Cocktail Hour w/ Hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar. Sit Down Dinner with a Choice of 3 Entrees. Ceremony Honoring WWII Marines, Marine Birthday Celebration Cake w/ Traditional Cake Cutting Ceremony. Please purchase your tickets early….seating is limited. Come celebrate with us the 239TH Birthday of the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. To order your tickets or for additional information please contact: Tim Flanagan or Mike McFadden at 1-856-692-4300. Please Make Out Checks or Money Order to the following: Semper Marine Detachment Please Send Checks to the Following Address: 2041 W. Landis Ave, Vineland NJ 08360 Location: Regency Ball Room at Ramada Inn, 2216 Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ||11/09/2014 Coach Bingo - VFW Westville - Doors open at 12. Games start at 1pm. More info https://www.facebook.com/events/1511115785800547/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming Location: VFW Westville, 640 Tacoma Blvd, Westville, NJ||11/09/2014 Camden County Veterans Day Ceremony 2014 - Sunday, November 9th, 2014 - Camden County Veterans Day Ceremony - 1pm at Veterans Island, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ. Location: Veterans Island, North Park Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ||11/09/2014 Run for the Vets - Amer Leg Somers Pt - 1:00 pm - 15 annual ride. Great Food, door prizes, 50/50 ,live music and draft beer, soda, water for $20 pp Contact: PAULg Phone:609-214-5864 Location: American Legion Somers Point, a, Somers Point, NJ||11/09/2014 8th Annual Veterans Day Parade - Woodbridge, NJ - Honoring all the men and women who have selflessly served our country. For more info or to register your organization to participate, call the Recreation Department at (732) 596-4048. Location: Main Street Woodbridge, Main St, Woodbridge, NJ||11/09/2014 Belleville Veterans Day Parade - The annual Belleville/Nutley Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday November 9th 2014 at 1pm. All NJ civic organizations, HS Bands, Motorcycle clubs and classic cars are welcome to attend. In order to create an accurate parade program please RSVP me NLT October 17 2014 of your intent to participate. For more information contact me (Bill) at H tel:973-759-4692 or C tel:973-955-7211. . Please come out support our veterans. Location: Belleville War Memorial, 400 Union Ave., Belleville, NJ, 07109, North Jersey||11/09/2014 Veterans Day, Flag Retirement, Service Medals, Food Buffet - Amer Legion - Join us in honoring our veterans, past and present. Some local veterans from Home for the Brave will be presented with Service Medals from Camden County Veterans Affairs Rev Floyd White. Other participants include Cherry Hill Township, Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts. Free food buffet to follow services. Location: American Legion Cherry Hill, 1532 Martin Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002||11/10/2014 USMC Birthday at Cookies Tavern - Cookies Tavern - USMC Birthday - Tuns Tavern - Annual USMC Birthday Party at Cookies Tavern, Philadelphia, PA.Please join us as we celebrate our beloved Marine Corps and as we honor Marines both past and present on their 239th Birthday right here where it all started in Philadelphia.Cookies Tavern 2654 S. Alder St. (On Oregon Ave between 10th and 11th Sts.)Philadelphia, PA 19148 The festivities will begin at 10am and run until Midnight. Ceremony will be at 12 Noon. We will have the following: Honor Guard Commandants Message Letter from Barney Barnum Local celebrity and former weatherman, Tom LaMaine as our emcee Cookies Award 2 disc jockeys 2 live bands Giveaway and prizes Toys for Tots drop off bins Cake cutting ceremony with the youngest and oldest Marine present Sign in book to help find other Marines And a few surprises! Available will be "The Birthday Bag" Included: 239th Birthday T-Shirt Cookies baseball cap Cookies beer mug (along with wristband, allows you to drink beer until midnight) Cookies pen Cookies calendar Cookies beer can koozie Wristband (allowing you access to the food tent and beer trucks) Cookies drawstring backpack to hold it all The price will be $50 which will include a donation for the Toys for Tots program. The food tent will consist of: Meatball sandwiches Hot dogs, sauerkraut, baked beans Macaroni salad Potato salad Soft pretzels Pizza All are welcome. It truly is a wonderful day. Bring the kids. Plenty to see. Let's thank the very men and women that give us the freedom that we enjoy each and every day. "Freedom isn't Free" ******Please note that there is a home Eagles game on Monday night. Parking will not be permitted on the South side of Oregon Avenue. The area south of the bar is for residents only and must have a parking permit. Please park on the North aside of Oregon Avenue********t https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cookies-Tavern/75881366525 Location: Cookies Tavern, 2654 S Alder St, Philadelphia, PA||11/11/2014 7th Annual Veterans Day Run & Day Long Celebration - Registration 9:00am-10:00am, kickstands up at 10:15 am. Ride begins at Harley Davidson Of Long Branch. Ride ends with service at:NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial: PNC Arts Center, Holmdel NJ. Co-sponsored By: Rolling Thunder NJ Chapter 2. $10 Donation Requested, Larger Donations Celebrated. Proceeds to benefit Veterans Children's Scholarship Fund. Free Pin to the first 250 registrations. After the ceremony join us back at: MJ's 3205 Rt 66, Neptune, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Music Door Prizes, 50/50, tailgate party and more...Questions firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Harley Davidson of Long Branch, Broadway, Long Branch, NJ, 07740||11/11/2014 Gloucester County College Vets Day - Flag Line - Warriors Watch posting - We have been invited back to Gloucester County College to stand a flag line during there veterans day ceremony, this is our 3rd year doing this Rally point 7 Star Dinner rt 41 & rt 47 Deptford NJ 08096 Rally time 0900 KSU 0920 More info/updates go to http://www.warriorswatch.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1051 Location: 7 Star Diner, rt 41 & rt 47, Deptford, NJ||11/11/2014 Veterans Day Ceremony - Amer Legion Blackwood NJ - Veterans Day Ceremonies. Tue., November 11th @ 11 AM. email@example.com Location: American Legion Blackwood, 2101 Chews Landing Rd., Blackwood, NJ||11/11/2014 Veterans Day Ceremony - Battleship NJ - The Battleship will remember all veterans with a special ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) of the ship on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11am. Special keynote speakers include General Charles S. Mahan, USA (ret), author Paul Stillwell, and a special salute to Battleship volunteer and veteran Tom Banit. The ceremony, which will conclude with the firing of the Battleship's gun, is free for all to attend. Location: Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ, 08103||11/11/2014 Veterans Day Service - Cape May NJ - Veterans Day Ceremony Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Veterans Day Ceremony November 11 11 am Columbia Avenue Monument Location: Columbia Avenue Monument, ., Cape May, NJ||11/11/2014 Veterans Day Service - Roselle Park NJ - Roselle Park will be holding its annual Veterans Day service on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in front of the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library. The service will start at 11 a.m., as Roselle Park joins the rest of the nation in honoring and thanking all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Residents and visitors are welcomed to join in partaking of the service – rain or shine. Anyone needing more information can call Karen Intile at 908-245-0666 Location: Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library, ., Roselle, NJ||11/13/2014 Veteran Hiring & Resource Fair - Morristown, NJ - Join us for the first annual Veteran Hiring & Resource Fair. Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the National Guard Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. 8am to 3pm. Where ready-to-hire employers meet ready-to-work Veterans and their family members. Featuring Free; Employer interview tables for all ready-to-hire employers (within 90 days of event), "Make the Connection" Workshops for Employers and Job Seekers, Coaching services delivered by Consultants to assist you with devoloping sourcing, on-boarding, mentoring programs, affinity or employer resource groups (ERGs) and Complaince Reporting. For event details, table and workshop registration, sponsorship opportunities visit http://vetsweeknjhiringresourcefair.eventbrite.com . Questions or registration, contact Kevin at 908-208-7404. Presented by NJ Fallen Soldiers Foundation and Community Hope Inc. Click here to download pdf flyer Location: National Guard Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960, Essex County||11/14/2014 - 11/15/2014 Third Annual Stand Down in Morristown - Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15, 2014. 9am to 3pm. Supporting homeless or in-need veterans and their families transition to self-sufficiency. NJ Veterans and their families receive free federal, state, public and private support incluing social and personal care services, legal resources and dental screenings, clothing, meals, housing referrals, Social Security and VA benefits and employment assistance. For more information contact Tom at 973-920-0831 or visit https://standdowninmorristown.eventbrite.com Click here for event flyer and details Location: National Guard Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960, Essex County||11/15/2014 Rutgers Military Appreciation Day Football Game - All current military personnel and Veterans,as well as their families and friends, are invited to attend the Rutgers Football Military Appreciation Day football game against Indiana on November 15 at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway.Discount tickets are available for $30. As of July 1, Rutgers became a member of the Big Ten Conference. For more information, contact Andrew Granozio at Rutgers at 732-907-1583 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Rutgers Stadium, Route 18/River Road, Piscataway, NJ/Middlesex||11/15/2014 Cpl Marc T Ryan 5K Memorial Run/Walk - In memory of Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, USMC. Race day registration start - 7:30am. New USATF Certified Course. Long Sleeve Colored T-Shirts for the first 300 registrants. Post race food & beverages. After race block celebration, Cpl. Ryan Tribute, Big Jim dedication, Honor Roll call. Race Starts at Max's/VFW/Sportsman AC, 27-29 N. Burlington & Hudson Streets, Gloucester City, NJ. More information and to register, go to http://lmsports.com/ All runners, Spectators, Event Staff MUST park their vehicles at Hudson and N. King Streets in the city parking lot. There is NO parking at the Fire Department or in the lot next to Fire Department. Allow 5-minute walk from parking area to START point. It is flat, fast, and a USATF Certified course. The course will be police-controlled and will pass the monument area where a monument stands in memory of Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, USMC. The Cpl. Marc T. Ryan Memorial/MC-LEF 5K Run/Walk will be professionally timed by LMsports and results will be posted immediately following the race. Race Day registration (Nov. 15) starting 7:30am at 27 N. Burlington Street. ONLINE Registration closes 10pm Thursday, Nov. 13. http://lmsports.com/ If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at email@example.com Some photos from previous years below.. Location: Max’s/VFW/Sportsman AC, 27-29 Burlington & Hudson Sts, Gloucester City, nJ||11/20/2014 The DEVILer's Comedy & New Talent Night fundraiser for POW~MIA AWARENESS - Donation only $5.00 Call 856-498-0886 for tickets... www.thesouthjerseydeviler.com for show details.... this is a very funny PG-17. HEADLINER magician/ventriloquest "GEMINI" featured comic "Cpl. Kenneth Keniff from Kent County Kentucky" Location: Centerton Country Club TEN22 Bar & Grill, 1022 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove, NJ, 08318, north east||11/27/2014 Thanksgiving for the Troops - Motorcycle/Flag Line - Greeters - Annual Thanksgiving for the Troops on the Battleship NJ Date: November 27th , 2014 Help us honor Active Duty Military and their families aboard our nations most decorated battleship, Battleship New Jersey, as they arrive for a traditional full course Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Parking – Lot 2 (FREE PARKING), which is diagonal from the Susquehanna Bank Center. FLAG LINE on the Pier - Please join us in providing a Flag/Greeting Line on the Pier at the Battleship NJ - be there by 10am. Bring flags and posters to show your support. All volunteer greeters will enjoy refreshments and entertainment by the Original Trilby String Band. MOTORCYCLE LINE on the Pier - For motorcyclists, please join Warriors Watch and friends in providing a motorcycle line/flag line on the pier. Rally Location: TBD Rally Time: TBD KSU: TBD Location: Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ, 08103||11/27/2014 Calling all Troops for Thanksgiving Dinner - Calling all Troops for Thanksgiving Dinner and Entertainment. Thursday, November 27, 2014 10am. Come aboard and enjoy a full course turkey dinner on our nations most decorated battleship. After dinner, fight off your turkey coma with entertainment and music by DJ Steward. Come celebrate with the crew of the Battleship New Jersey, Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, teh Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs, Andreottis Catering, and our event host, the Spevak Family. Free parking in Lot 1. Active military should assemble in the Visitors Center upon arrival. Questions, call 866-877-6262 ext 144 Location: Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ, 08103||12/06/2014 7th Annual Cpt Greg Dalessio 5K Run/Walk & Flag Line - ABOUT GREG - In June 2008, Greg gave his life serving his country during combat operations in Salman Pak, Iraq. Always with a smile on his face, Greg touched the lives of others through his everyday actions and genuine kindness. Whether with family, friends, or co workers, Greg always found a way to make people feel special and important. Greg has always been a hero to his family, demonstrating how others are supposed to be treated and how to love unconditionally. If interested in participating in the 5K Run/Walk, go to http://lmsports.com to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. If interested in participating in the Motorcycle/Flag Line, rally at the Shopping Center Parking Lot located at Kings Highway and Chapel Ave, Cherry Hill at 7:15am. We will depart at 7:40am to go to Christ the Light Church and form flag/motorcycle line. Location: Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, 402 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ||12/06/2014 Wreaths of Remembrance - Glouc County Veterans Memorial Cemetery - You are invited to join us in honoring the memory of the 2100 veterans and family members who are interred at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Monroe Township on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Families of the interred veterans are invited to a private gathering and wreath laying at 9:00AM. Volunteers will gather at 9:45AM and individual grave ceremonies and wreath laying will follow after the memorial ceremony. The memorial ceremony will start promptly at 10:00AM. Wreaths with ribbons can be purchased at $6.00 each. To purchase wreaths: Go to http://pfpfoundation.givezooks.com/campaigns/wreaths-of-remembrance-2014 and click "Donate" to purchase wreaths with a credit card or PayPal. You can also send a check made payable to: “People for People” [Please write “Wreaths” in the memo line] Mail to: PO Box 256, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 All donations must be received by December 1, 2014. All money donated to the “Wreaths of Remembrance” will go directly to the program. This is not a fundraiser for any organization or group. For more information call Paul and Bernadette Blackstock at 856-694-1355. To register yourself or your group to volunteer call Janis at 856-579-7561. Location: Gloucester County Vets. Cemetery, 240 Tuckahoe Rd, Williamstown, NJ||12/06/2014 Annual 9-Ball Tournament - Wounded Warrior Project - Trevose, PA - 2nd Annual 9-Ball Charity tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior association.- Entry fee: $35.00, preregistration required.- Field limited to first 64 paid entries- Event Played on 7 foot bar box tables.- Double Elimintation- Race to 5 on winners side / 4 on losers side- No Handicaps, even races- TAP Rules: Winner breaks-loser racks, 9 counts on break, must mark pocket for 9 ball.- Calcutta (player auction) will be held.- This will be a 1 day event. This will be a great event to support a great charity. Baskets and raffles throughout the day, 50/50 drawings and more. Please contact Rob Gorski 267-317-6909, Michael Turtle Callanan 267-229-3495 or Jeremy Stacy 215-694-3683 to register. Entries can be paid in cash, check or via paypal. Location: Fuscos The Spot, 4432 Bristol Rd Suite 6, Trevose, PA||12/06/2014 11th Annual Toy Run - POW/MIA MC - POW MIA Awareness MC 11th Annual Toy Run. Dec 6th. Benefitting the Children of Saint John of God School. Rain or Shine. Meet at the Blackwood VFW Post, 405 Washington Ave., Blackwood, NJ. We will leave at 11am sharp. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy. Please no stuffed toys or animals. Location: VFW Blackwood, 405 Washington Ave, Blackwood, NJ||12/13/2014 Soldiers Christmas - at Historic Fort, Pennsville||12/18/2014 Valley Brook Christmas Dinner - Amer Leg Somerville||12/20/2014 Lyons VA Xmas Party - Adopt a Vet - DONATIONS needed by Dec 5|