If you need an immediate excuse to go visit Hawaii, then how about going there to celebrate and honor our veterans on Veterans Day this November 11th. If you’re going, you might want to make plans to be at Battleship Missouri Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony.
The public is invited aboard the “Mighty Mo” to salute our nation’s veterans, as State of Hawaii Adjutant General Major. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee keynotes the Battleship Missouri Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony on Thursday, November 11th, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. on the historic ship.
Free and open to the public with advance reservations, the ceremony will serve as a tribute to all U.S. veterans who have and continue to selflessly defend our nation and freedom. The event will feature the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band, The Sounds of Aloha Chorus, parade of Colors, Echo Taps and a rifle volley salute in honor of those veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. To make reservations, call (808) 455-1600 ext. 222 or visit www.ussmissouri.org.
What: Battleship Missouri Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony
When: VETERANS DAY, Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Where: Battleship Missouri Memorial – Pier Foxtrot-5, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor
Who: The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Adjutant General, State of Hawaii. Patriotic performances will be provided by the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band and The Sounds of Aloha Chorus.
Why: To salute our nation’s present and former military personnel. Veterans Day is an annual U.S. Federal holiday honoring military veterans. It is observed on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. Major hostilities of WWI were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Cost: Free and open to the public with reservations
Reservations: (808) 455-1600 ext. 222 or www.ussmissouri.org
If you can’t make this particular event, then do consider visiting the Might Mo when you vacation on Oahu. See my tips for visiting Might Mo in Pearl Harbor.