The Missouri was involved in quite a lot of history, but will always be remembered as the place where the Japanese surrendered to end World War II. This is well documented on board.
A few photos from the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
Perhaps the most disheartening part of our time in Hawaii was the young member of the Naval staff reminding us before the trip out to the memorial that it is a burial site, and to be respectful. Because I’m sure the need for that reminder is because too many people had not acted accordingly. This despite the list of the fallen….
Or the fact that the ship is still leaking oil: