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75th Commemoration of the End of WWII
Salute their Service, Honor their Hope

September 2, 2020 marks the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II; a war that took the lives of over 405,000 U.S. military personnel. The “Mighty Mo,” which now rests on the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor, is a reminder of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in restoring peace to the world.

To pay tribute and honor those who served and their families, the USS Missouri Memorial Association and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum will recognize this historic milestone with several commemorative events from August 29 thru September 3, 2020.

You are invited to take part in the commemoration of this historic event. In concert with federal legislation, a unique collaboration of patriotic citizens, veteran groups, government agencies, non-profits, businesses, service organizations, and our global neighbors, will remember and honor all those who served during WWII.

Visit the official 75th WWII Commemoration website for more information

May 8, 2020 (Victory in Europe Day)

Produced in collaboration by the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation, the World War II Foundation and Waskul Worldwide Communication, please enjoy this short video which is the first of a series, honoring our Greatest Generation and the roles they played in both on the battlefields and the support they rendered at home.
BOB HOPE VE Day Video May 1945

2020 75th VE Day Commemoration

Join us as we pay tribute to VE Day: airing May 8, 11:30 ET

Roll Call

If you are one of the brave servicemembers who witnessed the Surrender Ceremony onboard the USS Missouri, we would be honored to hear from you. Please contact us at or visit WWII Crewmembers. We’d love to personally salute you for your service and invite you to be our special guests at the commemoration events.


If you would like more information on how you can support the 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII, please click here.


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Salute their Service, Honor their Hope.
It is our privileged duty to preserve the legacy of patriotism and sacrifice of the “Greatest Generation” and commemorate their indelible mark upon world history.

United with common bonds of gratitude, we remember their example of the self-sacrificing character of the American spirit.

We are mindful that this historic tribute may be the last commemoration to include some of our remaining WWII survivors.

It is with profound respect and appreciation, we salute their service and honor the hope and peace they brought to a world at war.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is temporarily closed until further notice. Click here for more information.

Your support of the Battleship Missouri is greatly appreciated. To give a secure online donation, please click here.

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