Battleship Missouri Memorial

Battleship Missouri Memorial Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 9-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history.
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The Battleship Missouri has served her nation with honor and distinction through World War II, the Korean War, Operation Desert Storm, with the service and devotion of her crews spanning three generations. Today she stands proudly as an international icon of strength for freedom and the site and symbol of the formal ending of World War II. We offer school groups the opportunity to learn more about the USS Missouri’s role in three wars and as a living, historic memorial. We are proud to serve more than 17,000 students from around Hawaii in Battleship Missouri Memorial Education programs every year.

The Battleship Missouri has served her nation with honor and distinction through World War II, the Korean War, Operation Desert Storm, with the service and devotion of her crews spanning three generations. Today she stands proudly as an international icon of strength for freedom and the site and symbol of the formal ending of World War II. We offer school groups the opportunity to learn more about the USS Missouri’s role in three wars and as a living, historic memorial. We are proud to serve more than 17,000 students from around Hawaii in Battleship Missouri Memorial Education programs every year.

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Check out this beautiful clip our friends at Old Salt Coffee Company created! Our crew runs on coffee, what about you? H...
05/11/2021
Battleship Missouri Tribute

Check out this beautiful clip our friends at Old Salt Coffee Company created! Our crew runs on coffee, what about you? HOOYAH MIGHTY MO! #MOJOE10

Old Salt Coffee Company is a proud contributor to the preservation of the USS Missouri!

Introducing, Don Fosburg. Have you ever wanted to chat live with an eyewitness to the surrender? Now is the chance. Remi...
05/06/2021

Introducing, Don Fosburg. Have you ever wanted to chat live with an eyewitness to the surrender? Now is the chance. Reminder that this exclusive Mo-Joe is FREE for all WWII crewmembers and 50% off all USS Missouri crewmembers.

Introducing, Don Fosburg. Have you ever wanted to chat live with an eyewitness to the surrender? Now is the chance. Reminder that this exclusive Mo-Joe is FREE for all WWII crewmembers and 50% off all USS Missouri crewmembers.

Join the Mighty Mo for an advanced screening of Surrender on the USS Missouri by Tim Gray and the World War II Foundatio...
05/06/2021
“Surrender on the USS Missouri” Advanced Screening

Join the Mighty Mo for an advanced screening of Surrender on the USS Missouri by Tim Gray and the World War II Foundation, narrated by Luke Bryan. Featuring WWII Veteran and eyewitness to the Surrender, Don Fosburg will speak live to Mo-Joe registrants on May 11. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with history, purchase tickets today at: https://mojoe2.eventbrite.com

Narrated by country music star Luke Bryan, the documentary “Surrender on the USS Missouri” focuses on the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945, ending World War II.

Chat LIVE with an eyewitness from the Surrender Ceremony - one of the most historic events of our time. Tickets are limi...
05/05/2021

Chat LIVE with an eyewitness from the Surrender Ceremony - one of the most historic events of our time. Tickets are limited so reserve your spot for our very special second Mo-Joe of the year🎥 Link: https://bit.ly/2PTbnxQ #mightymo #ussmissouri #battleshipmissouri

Chat LIVE with an eyewitness from the Surrender Ceremony - one of the most historic events of our time. Tickets are limited so reserve your spot for our very special second Mo-Joe of the year🎥 Link: https://bit.ly/2PTbnxQ #mightymo #ussmissouri #battleshipmissouri

If you are not able to volunteer in person, please help us maintain her health and beauty by donating on this post. Ever...
04/23/2021

If you are not able to volunteer in person, please help us maintain her health and beauty by donating on this post. Every penny will be going towards the Mighty Mo’s maintenance!

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” -Erma Bombeck #NationalVolunteerWeek

Help spread the word! #NationalVolunteerWeek
04/22/2021

Help spread the word! #NationalVolunteerWeek

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, in partnership with a statewide alliance of private industry partners including hotels, a...
04/21/2021

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, in partnership with a statewide alliance of private industry partners including hotels, airlines and volunteer organizations, are coming together with an initiative to encourage mindful and, ultimately, regenerative tourism by giving travelers an opportunity to stay an extra day at no charge if they participate in a voluntourism activity. For more information visit www.gohawaii.com #NationalVolunteerWeek

April celebrates National Volunteer Month, we would like to take a moment to highlight all of our volunteers both past a...
04/20/2021
Adopt-A-Space. It’s National Volunteer Month!

April celebrates National Volunteer Month, we would like to take a moment to highlight all of our volunteers both past and present! In 1974, President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week in an effort to honor and promote volunteerism. It was not until 1991 that President George H.W. Bush announced that April would become a month dedicated to inspiring people to volunteer across the nation as part of his 1,000 Points of Light campaign....

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April celebrates National Volunteer Month, we would like to take a moment to highlight all of our volunteers both past and present! In 1974, President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer W…

Adoptions come in many forms and we welcome you to adopt-a-space aboard America’s last battleship, the very ship respons...
04/20/2021

Adoptions come in many forms and we welcome you to adopt-a-space aboard America’s last battleship, the very ship responsible for overseeing the ceremonies that brought our deadliest war to a close over 75 years ago. Become a part of her history by volunteering today and help preserve a national treasure! #NationalVolunteerWeek

Despite a global pandemic, over 2,000 brave volunteers helped maintain the ship in 2020. We are proud to share this volu...
04/19/2021

Despite a global pandemic, over 2,000 brave volunteers helped maintain the ship in 2020. We are proud to share this volunteer report that showcases the mighty work and dedication of our wonderful volunteers. #NationalVolunteerWeek

Despite a global pandemic, over 2,000 brave volunteers helped maintain the ship in 2020. We are proud to share this volunteer report that showcases the mighty work and dedication of our wonderful volunteers. #NationalVolunteerWeek

Its #NationalVolunteerWeek Did you Mo the USS Missouri Memorial Association is a registered 501(c)3 and receives the bul...
04/18/2021

Its #NationalVolunteerWeek Did you Mo the USS Missouri Memorial Association is a registered 501(c)3 and receives the bulk of its funding through admission sales? With the closures to our decks for the majority of 2020 due to COVID-19, things have not been the same. Now more than ever, we welcome volunteers to step up and stand in to keep America’s last battleship in ship shape.

No experience required, but if you are proficient in construction, painting and other skilled work, that’s a bonus! Due ...
04/12/2021

No experience required, but if you are proficient in construction, painting and other skilled work, that’s a bonus! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we ask all volunteers to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Individuals and organizations interested in volunteering, please email Keven Williamson at [email protected].

No experience required, but if you are proficient in construction, painting and other skilled work, that’s a bonus! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we ask all volunteers to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Individuals and organizations interested in volunteering, please email Keven Williamson at [email protected].

Following the attack, Missouri’s Commanding Officer, Captain William Callaghan, gave the order to remove the pilot’s bod...
04/12/2021

Following the attack, Missouri’s Commanding Officer, Captain William Callaghan, gave the order to remove the pilot’s body from the deck and take it below in preparation for a military burial. That night, crewmembers sewed together a Japanese Naval ensign: a rising sun represented by a red disc with sixteen rays.
The next morning, on 12 April 1945, the young Japanese pilot was given a military burial. Following Navy protocol, the burial consisted of a firing party, casket bearers, and a bugler. The remains were placed beneath the crew-made Japanese flag. At 0900 Chaplain Faulk spoke the words “We commit his body to the deep '' which was followed by a three-volley salute from the firing party while the bugler played Taps.

Just moments before its impact, photographer Buster Campbell was able to capture this historic shot of the Japanese A6M ...
04/11/2021

Just moments before its impact, photographer Buster Campbell was able to capture this historic shot of the Japanese A6M "Zero" Kamikaze. The next morning, a singular act of human compassion under the command of Capt. William M. Callaghan was brought out. The officers and crew of the USS Missouri gathered the remains of the pilot, prepared a Japanese flag, fired their weapons into the sky, and gave the pilot a proper burial at sea with full military honors.

Even in the midst of a raging war, humanity could still be found.

Just moments before its impact, photographer Buster Campbell was able to capture this historic shot of the Japanese A6M "Zero" Kamikaze. The next morning, a singular act of human compassion under the command of Capt. William M. Callaghan was brought out. The officers and crew of the USS Missouri gathered the remains of the pilot, prepared a Japanese flag, fired their weapons into the sky, and gave the pilot a proper burial at sea with full military honors.

Even in the midst of a raging war, humanity could still be found.

#Repost @swisscustommodels ・・・🏁🇺🇲🏁 Other points of view of the BB63 Missouri Battleship in scale 1/200 from Trumpeter wi...
04/09/2021

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New promo released for Surrender on the USS Missouri, produced by Tim Gray and the World War II Foundation. You don't wa...
04/06/2021
APT Promo USS Missouri

New promo released for Surrender on the USS Missouri, produced by Tim Gray and the World War II Foundation. You don't want to miss this film premiere and talk with special WWII eyewitness, Don Fosburg. Register today: https://mojoe2.eventbrite.com

This is "APT Promo USS Missouri" by Tim Gray on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

What are the top 3 spaces everyone must visit aboard the Mighty Mo?
03/30/2021

What are the top 3 spaces everyone must visit aboard the Mighty Mo?

What are the top 3 spaces everyone must visit aboard the Mighty Mo?

A friendly Monday reminder that using the code MOJOE10 at checkout for your cup of joe gives proceeds back to preserving...
03/23/2021

A friendly Monday reminder that using the code MOJOE10 at checkout for your cup of joe gives proceeds back to preserving the Battleship Missouri. Check out the best sailor coffee at oldsaltcoffee.com!

On this date: February 25th, 1991. 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘿𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙩 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢. USS Missouri (BB 63) and USS Wisconsin (BB 64) conduct naval gunfire support, decimating Iraqi positions ashore.

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This past January, one of our Japanese tour guides conducted an online tour for Nagaoka Minami Junior High School. A tot...
03/19/2021

This past January, one of our Japanese tour guides conducted an online tour for Nagaoka Minami Junior High School. A total of 123 students were able to learn about the vast history of the USS Missouri and wrote out their thoughts about the battleship.

This month, we want to give a big HOOYAH and a BRAVO ZULU to all of the Sailors that walked off the USS Missouri for the...
03/19/2021
Shoutout to America’s last Battleship Sailors

This month, we want to give a big HOOYAH and a BRAVO ZULU to all of the Sailors that walked off the USS Missouri for the last time. Commissioned in June of 1944, she served during World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War. She made notable history during her active time with courageous Sailors onboard and to this day and forward, we continue to share Her story and Her accomplishments....

https://mightymodeckblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/19/shoutout-to-americas-last-battleship-sailors/

This month, we want to give a big HOOYAH and a BRAVO ZULU to all of the Sailors that walked off the USS Missouri for the last time. Commissioned in June of 1944, she served during World War II, the…

03/16/2021

ATTN SPRING BREAKERS & MIGHTY MO FANS. Due to your love & support, we have decided to open an extra day, Tuesday - Saturdays from 8:00am - 4:00pm, until further notice. We look forward to seeing you with our masked smiles! #MightyMo #BattleshipMissouri #YourSafetyIsOurTopPriority

Google Maps official and the approved conceptual design of Washington D.C.'s soon to be newest memorial - National Deser...
03/02/2021

Google Maps official and the approved conceptual design of Washington D.C.'s soon to be newest memorial - National Desert Storm War Memorial.

Join us tomorrow as we chat with the Association President and lead architect as they explain the process and labor of love behind building a national monument to honor our heroes.

Tickets are still available for tomorrow's event: https://mojoe.eventbrite.com

#Repost from @swisscustommodels HOW MIGHTY COOL IS THIS? ・・・⚒️Missouri 406mm main guns  update⚠️Last parts are the infla...
03/01/2021

#Repost from @swisscustommodels HOW MIGHTY COOL IS THIS?
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⚒️Missouri 406mm main guns update⚠️
Last parts are the inflate lifeboats on the side of each turrets.
98% DONE 🤪🤪
Soon on the deck 🔜🔜
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03/01/2021
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On this day, 30 years ago, following USS Missouri’s (BB 63) bombardment of Faylaka Island during Operation Desert Storm, hundreds of Iraqi soldiers wave white flags and surrender to the battleship’s Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) flying overhead.

Here is a fan favorite tribute shared by Senor Alec Thompson - commemorating the Missouri's role and call to action during Operation Desert Storm.

THE MISSOURIAN HEADLINE: “’Mighty Mo’ enters ground war with a bang”#OnThisDay February 27, 1991: “Mighty Mo” enters the...
02/27/2021

THE MISSOURIAN HEADLINE: “’Mighty Mo’ enters ground war with a bang”

#OnThisDay February 27, 1991: “Mighty Mo” enters the ground war with a bang. The night before the ship bombarded Faylaka Island and steadily pounded 11 targets. The next morning, she unleashed her biggest barrages hitting targets outside Kuwait City. This got the attention of the enemy when soon we heard the announcement; “missile inbound, brace for shock”. The missile believed to be a Silkworm got as close as 500 yards before the HMS Gloucester took the missile down. #GulfWar30 (The Missourian courtesy of the Tim Soboleski collection, 2020.016.074)

THE MISSOURIAN HEADLINE: “’Mighty Mo’ enters ground war with a bang”

#OnThisDay February 27, 1991: “Mighty Mo” enters the ground war with a bang. The night before the ship bombarded Faylaka Island and steadily pounded 11 targets. The next morning, she unleashed her biggest barrages hitting targets outside Kuwait City. This got the attention of the enemy when soon we heard the announcement; “missile inbound, brace for shock”. The missile believed to be a Silkworm got as close as 500 yards before the HMS Gloucester took the missile down. #GulfWar30 (The Missourian courtesy of the Tim Soboleski collection, 2020.016.074)

02/25/2021
Location selection, fundraising, and design of Washington D.C.'s Newest Memorial

Hear from experts of the team leading the design, funding and build of the @National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington D.C. Honoring the 30th anniversary of the war's end, this memorial pays tribute to all Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans and those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Join us as they talk story on the monumental effort behind D.C.'s newest memorial. Tickets are limited - get yours today: https://mojoe.eventbrite.com

Well well well.... these locations look familiar! #HazeGrey #MoJoe
02/24/2021

Well well well.... these locations look familiar! #HazeGrey #MoJoe

Let's play a game....where was Old Salt Coffee this morning? Hint - (Battleship Missouri Memorial). We are proud to have partnered with the Battleship Missouri. Use discount code MOJOE10 to get 10% off and a portion of all proceeds will go to the preservation of this outstanding ship!

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate President's day or even why the third Monday in February became designated as th...
02/23/2021
Presidential Round Up

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate President's day or even why the third Monday in February became designated as the day we celebrate? We certainly did! So we did a little research. President Truman, Captain Thatch, and Missouri Governor Donnelly view USS Missouri’s silver service c.2918 in Norfolk, VA.Donated by Charles Surber President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush Tour the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii …...

https://mightymodeckblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/presidential-round-up/

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate President’s day or even why the third Monday in February became designated as the day we celebrate? We certainly did! So we did a little research. Pres…

On display only until this Saturday!
02/22/2021

On display only until this Saturday!

On display only until this Saturday!

THE MISSOURIAN HEADLINE: “Fill her up Mac…DFM if you don’t mind”#OnThisDay February 22, 1991: “Fill her up!” The Mighty ...
02/22/2021

THE MISSOURIAN HEADLINE: “Fill her up Mac…DFM if you don’t mind”

#OnThisDay February 22, 1991: “Fill her up!” The Mighty Mo was the neighborhood filling station. With oilers tending to other ships in the area, Missouri was quite capable the last few days of filling up the USS Curts, USS Fife, USS Horne and USS Jarrett. Sailors from the ship’s Oil and Water Lab are involved with fueling operations. They prepare an information sheet that is sent to the receiving ship to tell the condition of the fuel before a drop is even sent. #GulfWar30 (The Missourian courtesy of the Tim Soboleski collection, 2020.016.072)

THE MISSOURIAN HEADLINE: “Fill her up Mac…DFM if you don’t mind”

#OnThisDay February 22, 1991: “Fill her up!” The Mighty Mo was the neighborhood filling station. With oilers tending to other ships in the area, Missouri was quite capable the last few days of filling up the USS Curts, USS Fife, USS Horne and USS Jarrett. Sailors from the ship’s Oil and Water Lab are involved with fueling operations. They prepare an information sheet that is sent to the receiving ship to tell the condition of the fuel before a drop is even sent. #GulfWar30 (The Missourian courtesy of the Tim Soboleski collection, 2020.016.072)

02/21/2021
On display now - SEE for yourself & FEEL for yourself, the stories behind these exclusive artifacts. #Hiroshima #USSMiss...
02/20/2021

On display now - SEE for yourself & FEEL for yourself, the stories behind these exclusive artifacts. #Hiroshima #USSMissouri #MightyMo #BattleshipMissouri

On display now - SEE for yourself & FEEL for yourself, the stories behind these exclusive artifacts. #Hiroshima #USSMissouri #MightyMo #BattleshipMissouri

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63 Cowpens St
Honolulu, HI
96818

Opening Hours

Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(808) 455-1600

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Mighty Mo Pass:
Adult admission with choice of optional tour: $29.99
Child admission with choice of optional tour (ages 4-12): $13.99

Inquire at the ticket office about military and kama'aina (local resident) rates. You will need to show an ID to secure these rates.

For groups exceeding 20, please contact the reservations office at (808-455-1600) AT LEAST 24 hours in advance for confirmation.

The Heart of the Missouri Tour (TEMPORAILY SUSPENDED)

https://ussmissouri.org/plan-your-visit/new-safety-measures-and-requirements

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Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 9-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 temporarily closed until further notice. For information or reservations, call 808-455-1600 or visit ussmissouri.org


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I had the honor to be friends with Bevan Travis who was at the Helm that fateful day in 1950. I met him at the FRA that I joined and served as treasure for 15 years, we became close throughout those years until he passed from Mesothelioma. Some may remember the documentary he did on one of the networks years back.. He wrote me a note and signed the Missouri hardback book.. He is one of my hero's! He often spoke of having coffee with President Truman up on the bridge..
Writing book on USS Missouri.Seeking ANY info on Capt. George T. Wright. ANY help appreciated
Writing a book on the USS Missouri and am looking for ANY info on Captain George T. Wright, USN - March 2, 1951 - October 18, 1951...Seriously ANY info. There is NOTHING online. ANY HELP would be GREATLY appreciated
#TBT
He's black and had to use Cambridge Analytica to win. Beep beep! Game On!
Virtually attending the Veterans Day ceremony. Watching my son Ross Shone in performance. Bursting my buttons with pride.
Like to wish the USS Missouri MarDet Marines and all Marines a 245th Happy Birthday. Semper Fi, (USS Missouri MarDet 88-90)
Photo taken from the bridge by my husband who helped recommission her and served on her from 82-85. This was during a Tiger Cruise, and she was full of family members on the cruise from Hawaii the Long Beach, Ca! Our son age 13 was one of the Tigers! He said it was a thrill of a lifetime!
Aloha!
George s bethavas served on USS Missouri in Korea
On USS Missouri 1950 to 54