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turism&travel : Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorates 66th anniversary of end of World War II

Tuesday 30 August 2011

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — The Battleship Missouri Memorial will commemorate the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II with a free ceremony on the Mighty Mo's forward main deck on Friday, September 2 from 8:00-9:00 am on Ford Island.
In the shadow of the Mighty Mo's main guns, the program will feature patriotic music, a rifle salute, and Echo Taps from atop turret one and superstructure, and a special Old Glory Detail by the Navy Region Hawaii Chief Petty Officers.

The ceremony will be followed by the opportunity for guests to tour the ship's decks, including the site where Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur and representatives from 10 nations assembled on September 2, 1945, to accept Imperial Japan's unconditional surrender that formally ended history's most destructive war.

After the ceremony, “Unconditional Surrender,” a sculpture of the famous “Times Square Kiss,” will be unveiled at its temporary home, pierside at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Autor: eTurboNews