FLEMINGTON, NJ - Scouts from Troop 62 here recently made a trip to Battleship Cove -  in Fall River, Massachusetts - to explore the world's largest collection of historic U.S. naval ships.

After touring the battleship Massachusetts, destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., submarine Lionfish, PT Boats 617 and 796, and the Russian missile corvette Hiddensee, the scouts, their parents, and adult leaders spent the night of March 18 onboard the famous U.S.S. Massachusetts. The trip enabled the scouts to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by veterans of all military branches in many wars.

Battleship Cove serves as the Commonwealth’s official memorial for Massachusetts citizens of all military branches who lost their lives in World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf conflicts, and most recently the Commonwealth’s victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Preserving five National Historic Landmark naval vessels, Battleship Cove also delivers educational programs that expose a national audience of 60,000 youths to a mission that promotes duty, honor and country.

Battleship Cove is open 362 days each year. For more information, visit battleshipcove.org.

Shown in the photo are (front, from left) Assistant Scout Master Chris Boyce, Riley Boyce, Stephen Cheney, Jack Reagan, Tyler Kadezabek, Brandon Kopp, Andrew Tyson, Shane Comiskey, Andrew Galloway, Assistant Scout Master Greg Cheney, Scout Master John Curtin, Dave Mooney and (back, from left) Assistant Scout Master Adam Kuras, Doug Kuras, Matt Fleisher, Senior Patrol Leader AJ Kuras, Donal Devine, Justin Miller, Andrew Cheney, Andrew Devine, Evan Fleisher , Alex Mooney, and Roger Copt.  

Not pictured are Doug Reagan and Ryan Kadezabek.