USS Missouri to honor veterans with Sunset Ceremony, Nov. 11

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
USS Missouri to honor veterans with Sunset Ceremony, Nov. 11

File photo from the USS MIssouri Memorial Association, Inc.
The Veterans Day sunset celebration will take place onboard the USS Missouri.

 

Battleship Missouri Memorial
News Release

PEARL HARBOR — Services around the world honoring the sacrifice and valor of our nation’s veterans will come to a close with a special Veterans Day sunset ceremony onboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Nov. 11.

The event will honor the service of all our nation’s veterans and feature a special tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War, as this year marks the 40th anniversary of its conclusion.

“It is an honor to host our nation’s final Veterans Day service onboard the majestic USS Missouri, which today stands in the waters of Pearl Harbor as a historic symbol of peace that reflects all of our veterans’ steadfast courage and commitment,” said Michael Carr, president & CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. “We look forward to honoring America’s heroes and their families who have sacrificed so much to protect the country and freedoms we cherish every day.”

U.S. Representative and combat veteran Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) will deliver the keynote address. Rep. Gabbard is a member of both the House Armed Services Committee and House Committee on Foreign Affairs. She also serves as a Military Police major in the Hawaii Army National Guard, where she served two tours of duty in the Middle East.

Retired Navy Capt. Gerald “Jerry” Coffee, Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war for seven years, will address attendees as the ceremony’s distinguished guest speaker.

Tim Guard, chairman of the board, USS Missouri Memorial Association, and a Vietnam veteran, will also present remarks.

The event runs from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Complimentary round-trip shuttle service for the ceremony will be offered from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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