Veterans Day Events at Battleship IOWA



Please join us Saturday, November 11 as Battleship IOWA offers a day full of events to celebrate our veterans.

  • 11:00 AM: Ringing of the ship’s bell to signify the passing of the watch from the WWII generation to the next
  • 1:00 PM:  American Legion Post 61 leads a flag retirement ceremony on our fantail that will include four WWII veterans
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Food and fun for the whole family on the pier with a beer garden, bounce house obstacle course and race track, vehicles on display, and more
  • 5:00 PM: Steel Beach Cigar Social (see below)



Come aboard Battleship IOWA to enjoy an evening of socializing, cigars, and your favorite refreshments. The Steel Beach Cigar Social benefits Veterans West, our military and veteran affairs department. All proceeds support the critical resources and programs that our team provides to 20,000 members of the military community each year.

Included with your ticket: delicious plate of BBQ presented by Marathon Petroleum and one ticket redeemable for one beverage.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click the button below.




But wait – there’s more! We’re also holding a silent auction. Bid on fantastic adventures and exclusive opportunities like a full, private tour of the ship and a ride on the Goodyear Blimp.

Check out all our items by clicking the button below.

To learn more about Veterans West programs and resources, and see the sponsors who enable them, please click the button.

NOTE: If you prefer not to donate electronically, please mail your check to:
Attention: Development Department, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731

Thank you to our 2022 donors for their generosity and support. Want to know how your donations are making a difference? Check out our ANNUAL REPORT here.

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Fun Fact: Did you know… on average every one of our plank owners has contributed $150 to the National Museum of the Surface Navy?

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