Battleship Missouri Memorial to commemorate 75th anniversary

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Commemorating 75th anniversary of USS Missouri’s launching & 20th anniversary as living educational maritime museum

Battleship Missouri Memorial
News Release

On Memorial Day, all active duty, reserve, auxiliary and retired U.S. military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, in honor of armed forces members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting America's freedom. (Photo courtesy Battleship Missouri Memorial)

Battleship Missouri (Photo courtesy Battleship Missouri Memorial)

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Take a look back in time as the Battleship Missouri Memorial comes to life for “Living History Day” on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration commemorates the Mighty Mo’s first launch in 1944, plus the 20th anniversary as a living educational maritime monument at Pearl Harbor.

Living History Day will highlight historical events that took place on the Mighty Mo, community and partner exhibitors and military static displays. Additional features include a General Douglas MacArthur reenactment, Captain’s Cabin and Radio room tours, aircraft fly over, live music, and children’s educational games and activities.

Schedule of Entertainment

  • 9-9:15 a.m., Welcome Ceremony
    o CampbellHighSchoolNJROTCColorGuard
    o CelticPipes&DrumsofHawaii
    o NationalAnthemperformedbyLindaMartin
    o HawaiiPono‘iperformedbyVanessaMaldonado
  • 9-9:45 a.m., Kaimuki High School Band
  • 10:15-11 a.m., Castle High School Jazz Band
  •  11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., U.S. Pacific Fleet Band
  • 1-2 p.m., Army Music HI – Infantry Tropic Knights Band
  •  1-2 p.m., U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Tropic Knights Band

Schedule of Activities

  • 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Children’s games and activities
  • 9-11 a.m. Radio Room Tours
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., General Douglas MacArthur Reenactment (Captain’s Cabin Tour)
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Second Deck Post Office (mail a postcard from the Mighty Mo)
  • 1-3 p.m., Radio Room Tours
  • All Day, Displays of Historic Military Vehicles and Weaponry
  • All Day, Exhibitors Booths

For more information about Living History Day activities, visit https://ussmissouri.org.

Battleship Missouri MemorialSince opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 8-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history. Located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Mighty Mo completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” and sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and ends with Japan’s formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

The USS Missouri had an astounding career over five decades and three wars – World War II, the Korean War, and Desert Storm – after which it was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association operates the Battleship Missouri Memorial as a historic attraction and oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants, and donations.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $29 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (toll-free) 1-877-644-4896 or visitUSSMissouri.org.

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