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South Jersey

June 18, 1998

North or South?

It's a wonderful feeling to have the USS New Jersey, this magnificent symbol of honor, pride and strength, returned to its original home.

But where to anchor it? The first battle is to get it home. It belongs to all the people in New Jersey. My hat's off to the northern committee that has worked so hard petitioning the government for the ship.

I think the most important thing is to place the New Jersey where it's most historically correct. The ship was built in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The men and women who worked on it lived throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. To moor the ship on the Camden Waterfront would place it in view of the Navy Yard, its birthplace.

With the amount of people who visit Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore and other nearby areas, I think the New Jersey would be supported.

Remember, we are bringing the New Jersey home to honor it, not to make money on it. It has paid its dues tenfold. If you can, please buy USS New Jersey plates for your car.

HENRY H. WILSON III
Sewell

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