Hudson County government will soon be dedicating its new Office of Emergency Management headquarters at 110 S. Hackensack Ave. – part of the old Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. shipyard – as the USS Juneau Memorial Center.
This was supposed to have happened in December 2012, but damage caused by super storm Sandy in October caused a tremendous amount of damage to the building, postponing the dedication. It now tentatively scheduled for November 13, 2013, the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the Juneau.
Many families of crew members form Hudson County NJ will be attending. I have been busy assisting the County of Hudson - Veterans Affairs in locating and inviting them. I'm looking forward to meeting these families who gave so much to our country.
I am a person who believes that the Juneau and her crew should never be forgotten.