Mo-Joe 2021

For the first time in history, Mo-Joe will be 100% virtual and open to guests WORLDWIDE. Designed as an afternoon pick-me-up and history lesson, our fans across the world will be invited to join our webinar series with special speakers and lectures by topic experts. 2021 lessons will feature stories and induce conversations on a variety of topics that align with our mission, while enjoying the company of others virtually. To help with our restoration efforts this year, a registration fee is required to participate - all proceeds will go back into the preservation and restoration of the Mighty Mo. We appreciate your support!

Next Mo-Joe: 

Date: May 11, 2021

Time: 12:00PM (HST)

Location: Web / Zoom


Join the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the World War II Foundation for an advanced viewing of Surrender on the USS Missouri followed by a roundtable discussion with the film’s producer & director, Tim Gray and Surrender Ceremony eyewitness, Don Fosburg.

On September 2nd, 1945, World War II came to its official end aboard a legendary battleship anchored in Tokyo Bay. Some seventy million people had died during the war, but now the fighting would end not with a rifle shot but rather with the swift stroke of a ceremonial pen.

The official surrender ceremony on the USS Missouri would attract a world-wide radio audience with famous Pacific commanding General Douglas MacArthur handling the Instrument of Surrender proceedings. Over 3,000 soldiers and dignitaries looked on from every inch of Missouri's decks, including a small delegation of conquered Japanese.

As General MacArthur famously said at the end of the surrender ceremony: "These proceedings are now closed." However, the story of the USS Missouri never really ended and is still being told today.


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New!  We will now be open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our employees and our visitors safe, healthy, and informed. For more information on how to safely visit the Mighty Mo, click here.

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