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Veterans Day Ceremony to Honor Nisei Soldiers of World War II Aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial
Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., New U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, to Present Keynote Address

What: VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: A Tribute to the Nisei Solders

When: Monday, November 11, 2013
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Battleship Missouri Memorial
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Cost: Free and open to the public

Access: To secure a seat on the complimentary shuttle onto Ford Island provided by the Battleship Missouri Memorial, please RSVP by November 7 to www.ussmissouri.org/veteransday

Pearl Harbor, HI – (November 5, 2013) – The Battleship Missouri Memorial will pay tribute to the bravery, sacrifice and legacy of America’s Nisei soldiers of World War II at its Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11, 4:30–5:30 p.m., on the fantail of the Battleship Missouri.

Being honored at the ceremony are the Nisei (second-generation U.S.-born Japanese-American citizens) soldiers who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service, and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion.

The Missouri’s Veterans Day ceremony will feature a keynote address from Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., who assumed command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on October 16. The ceremony will also signal the opening of a special exhibit onboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial honoring the service and exploits of America’s Nisei soldiers. 

Free Admission to Veterans on November 11
In honor of America’s Armed Forces, the Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will offer free general admission to all veterans throughout the day on Veterans Day, November 11.

Battleship Missouri Memorial
The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $22 per adult and $11 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (toll-free) 1-877-644-4896 or visit USSMissouri.org.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial, located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” and the sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan’s surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. 

Following an astounding career that spans five decades and three wars, from World War II to the Korean conflict to the Liberation of Kuwait, the “Mighty Mo” was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which operates the battleship as a historic attraction and memorial. 

The Association oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants and the generosity of donors. 

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