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Mighty Mo Celebrates Living History Day

Pearl Harbor, HI – (January 29, 2017) The Mighty Mo hosted Living History Day, which commemorates two important anniversaries for the famous battleship. The USS Missouri was launched 73 years ago on January 29, 1944. After serving in World War II, the Korean War and Desert Storm, the Mighty Mo opened to the public as the Battleship Missouri Memorial – exactly fifty-five years after launching.

Through exhibits, performances and special tours, Living History Day celebrated these special anniversaries and educates future generations about our past.

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Caption: Flying over the Mighty Mo by Historic World War II SNJ-5, piloted by Carl “Mooch” Reynoso.

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Caption: Showing a little aloha to Pearl Harbor survivor SKC Alfred Rodrigues.

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Caption: A tour guide in period costume leads the way on one of the unique tours offered at Living History Day.

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Caption: The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, one of Living History Day’s many exhibitors, takes the opportunity to teach the next generation about the historic sub.

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Caption: Playing Battleship in the Mess Deck of one of the most famous and historic battleships.

Battleship Missouri Memorial

Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 7-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 $27 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 visit

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