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Her final mission is just the beginning.

After answering the nation's call in four wars, the USS New Jersey is awaiting her final mission. As a floating museum and veteran's memorial, BB-62 will be a unique e ducational experience and is expected to be one of the world's most visited naval attractions.

The USS New Jersey Battleship Commission is authorized by the state to seek the return of the Navy's most decorated ship to New Jersey. A check-off box on the resident income tax form allows taxpayers to contribute. Special Battleship commemorative license plates can be purchased by residents who own or lease a vehicle.

An effort is under way in New Jersey unmatched in the history of the Navy's Ship Donation Program. Its goal is to ensure that the New Jersey will take its place near the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, universally known symbols of freedom . ' Operation "Big J" -Bring Me Home has support of the New Jersey state government, individuals and corporations.

Millions of dollars have been raised or committed from over 16,000 individuals and corporations as well as through license plate sales and state support. Work to set the stage will continue until the Navy releases this 55-year-old gallant lady.

To contribute, make check payable to the Battleship New Jersey Foundation and mail to 1715 Highway 35, Middletown, NJ 07748. Mastercard and Visa contributions accepted. For more information on how you can help Operation "Big J" -Bring Me Home, call the Foundation at (732) 671 -6488 or visit www.battleshipNJ.org. Donors will receive future membership/event info.

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This ad prepared courtesy of Hammond Farrell Inc., New York, NY.

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