7, 1998 |
'South Jersey struts stuff in superb style for ship,' (editorial,
While Cooper's Ferry Development Association
was proud to play a role in the July 31 presentation of the Camden
Waterfront to the USS New Jersey Battleship Commission, ours
was a relatively minor role in terms of the overall program for
The entire four-hour event was the most carefully
planned and well-executed public presentation that many of us
have ever seen. The credit for its success belongs to the many
organizations and many people who put an incredible effort into
every detail of the program.
The contingent of individuals directly involved
in the planning and execution of this special event included
state Sen. John Matheussen, Camden County Freeholder Pat Jones,
Camden Mayor Milton Milan, Joe Balzano of the South Jersey Port
Corporation, Marlene Asselta of the Southern New Jersey Development
Council, Norm Sooy of the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs
and Harry Kennedy of the Delaware River Port Authority.
If, as we hope, the battleship commission
does decide to choose the Camden Waterfront as the permanent
berth for the USS New Jersey, a good part of the credit for that
decision will belong to all of those individuals and the staff
and volunteers who worked hard to make that event such a success.
Cooper's Ferry Development Assoc.