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The Battleship Missouri Memorial Hosts Dedication Ceremony



The Battleship Missouri Memorial Hosts Dedication Ceremony
in Honor of Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Senator Inouye Forever Remembered Aboard the Mighty Mo

Pearl Harbor, HI – (December 16, 2022) – The Battleship Missouri Memorial held an intimate dedication ceremony today at Pier Foxtrot 5 honoring the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye with a blessing of the newly installed bronze plaque memorializing his service, dedication, and connection to the Mighty Mo.

The ceremony was thoughtful and truly represented Senator Inouye's remarkable legacy. The Battleship Missouri Memorial expressed their eternal gratitude for Senator Inouye's service to our country, state and community, and the continuous efforts he made in bringing the Mighty Mo to its forever home at Pearl Harbor.

"Without the efforts made by Senator Inouye, the Mighty Mo would never have been able to call Hawaii its home," said, Mike Carr, president & CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. "It is with our deepest gratitude and privilege to memorialize Senator Inouye's legacy with this bronze plaque to help share his remarkable story and involvement with this historic battleship.”

Kahu Kelekona Bishaw conducted a beautiful and heartfelt blessing that touched everyone in attendance including, the Senator 's son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, close friends, and past colleagues.

"It fills me with great joy and pride to see Senator Inouye's legacy being recognized and honored by the Battleship Missouri Memorial," said, Jennifer Sabas, Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Institute. “The bronze plaque and sign provides more than just information, but a promise and commitment to never stop sharing the stories of our country's heroes.”

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 compelling 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. Military, kama‘āina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (808) 455-1600 or visit

The USS Missouri Memorial Association is dedicated to preserving the Battleship Missouri and sharing her story and place in history. For information or reservations visit

Please credit images to the Battleship Missouri Memorial


Caption: Pictured, left to right: Matt Guard, Alma Grocki, Murray Clay, Mike Carr, Steve Colon, Ken Inouye, Maggie Inouye, Jessica Inouye, Jennifer Sabas and Kahu Kelekona Bishaw


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