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Under a new lease deal, the Missouri memorial will stay in Pearl Harbor

  • BRUCE ASATO/ BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The USS Missouri Memorial Association has signed a 25-year lease with the Navy to keep the historic battleship right where it is now, bow to bow with the sunken USS Arizona, representing the initial defeat and eventual victory for the United States in World War II. At top, some of the 4,000 Chinese distributors for cosmetics company Nu Skin on an incentive trip to Hawaii visited the Mighty Mo.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “This (long-term lease) is a huge milestone for our organization because it allows us to really plan for the future and help us realize our mission of making the Missouri the finest historic ship destination in the world,” said Michael A. Carr, president and CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

It’s hard to imagine the Battleship Missouri Memorial anywhere but bow to bow with the sunken USS Arizona, representing the startling initial defeat and ultimate victory for the United States in World War II. Read more

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