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Enjoy A Virtual Mo-Joe Break With the Battleship Missouri Memorial

Theme: 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm. Reserve a spot for just $10 on March 3 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Pearl Harbor, HI – (February 16, 2021) Sit back, relax and enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with The Battleship Missouri Memorial for its first virtual Mo-Joe series of 2021! Hear from leaders at the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association about how they’re commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War.

Details of the event and how to purchase tickets are outlined below:

WHEN: March 3, 2021
TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m. HST
TICKETS: $10 on Eventbrite

On Aug 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Within 24 hours, Iraq's military occupied Kuwait and controlled nearly 30% of the world’s oil supply. Iraq's brutal dictator then set his eyes on Saudi Arabia. President George H.W. Bush recognized Saudi Arabia’s important role in the region and launched Operation Desert Shield. As the deployment of American combat forces in Saudi Arabia grew, President Bush issued a mandate to Hussein stating that all Iraqi troops must leave Kuwait by January 15, 1991. The deadline passed with Kuwait still occupied by Iraqi forces. On January 17, 1991, with nearly 700,000 American troops deployed in theater, the United States led coalition forces in the liberation of Kuwait, a campaign known as Operation Desert Storm.

Scott Stump, CEO and President of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association, and Skip Graffam, Lead Landscape Architect of OLIN design studio will give insight into the new National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. This new national monument will be built at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

During the 2021 Mo-Joe series, Old Salt Coffee Company became a partner with the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Hoist a mug of Old Salt Coffee and support our crew by drinking a brew! Enjoy 10% off your entire purchase using the discount code MOJOE10 at checkout. A portion of the proceeds will go back to the continued preservation of the Mighty Mo. Old Salt Coffee Company first started by two Navy veterans and their sons who have a love for a good cup of joe. For more information or to make a purchase, visit

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Caption: First of Mo-Joe series with the Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm.

About the 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. 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.

Safety is our top priority. The Battleship Missouri Memorial is taking additional steps to assure guests will have a safe and healthy experience touring the Mighty Mo. We respectfully ask all visitors to abide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety guidelines while on site.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open Wednesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission is $29.99 per adult and $13.99 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘āina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (808) 455-1600 or visit

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Media Contact:

Shere’e Quitevis

(808) 741-1668

Jaclyn Hawse

(808) 455-1600 x246