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Galloway Patriot publisher Chuck Knutson and Cpl Taylor Speirs fire the "Jaime Lee"

Galloway Patriot publisher Chuck Knutson and Cpl Taylor Speirs fire the “Jaime Lee”

After months of research, parts ordering, blueprint study, historical documentary viewing, welding, sanding, painting, sawing, filing, assembling and testing, the “Jaime Lee” a Mountain Howitzer 12 pounder Civil War cannon is complete.

The christening date of July 4, 2016 was met but it came down to the wire with final completion tasks finished on July 3rd.  The cannon was officially christened at 7am at the Absecon VFW on July 4th.

Our friends at Backward Flag Brewing in Lacey Township NJ made a special bottle of beer just for the christening.  Backward Flag is owned by combat veterans and does a lot to support veterans.

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Immediately following the christening, the cannon was transported to Smithville to take the lead in the Galloway 4th of July Parade along with the “Last Salute” Honor Guard.  The cannon sat upon the Galloway Patriot’s military truck and trailer.

After the parade, the cannon was fired by Galloway Township’s Police Chief, Donna Higbee.

Don’t forget to check out our over 200 4th of July Parade photos after you check out these photos from the cannon’s christening.

Christening the "Jaime Lee" with a special bottle of beer made by our friends at Backward Flag Brewing

Christening the “Jaime Lee” with a special bottle of beer made by our friends at Backward Flag Brewing

The "Jaime Lee" roars as it's fired by Police Chief Donna Higbee in front of the Smithville Inn on July 4th

The “Jaime Lee” roars as it’s fired by Police Chief Donna Higbee in front of the Smithville Inn on July 4th

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Chuck Knutson

Publisher of the Galloway Patriot. My family lives and works in Galloway. We care about our Galloway community and neighbors. Join the conversation and help us make Galloway even better. Delivered by post office to 14,000 area homes!