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USS Missouri marking 2 anniversaries

  • Video by Craig T. Kojima /

    The USS Missouri will mark the 75th anniversary of its launching and the 20th anniversary of it becoming a museum Saturday during Living History Day. Military members, kamaaina and Battleship Missouri Memorial members can enjoy free admission to the memorial Saturday.

  • COURTESY PHOTO / JUNE 21, 1998

    The USS Missouri arrives at Ford Island from Bremerton, Wash.


    “Two years after the ship was launched, she became a worldwide symbol of enduring peace when WWII ended on her decks.”

    Mike Carr

    President and CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. He is holding a favorite photograph of Japan’s surrender aboard the USS Missouri.


    Two visitors walked past 16-inch guns Wednesday on the Mighty Mo.

Two decades ago about 2,500 people turned out to mark the transition of the nation’s last battleship, USS Missouri, into a living-history museum berthed at Ford Island. Read more

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