Aloha Friday Photo: Mighty Mo
Mahalo to Miriam Becerril for sharing this photo from the Battleship Missouri Memorial with us.
The Mighty Mo is steeped in proud history from World War II through Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Perhaps one of the ship’s most significant moments is that it served as the meeting point in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese Foreign Minister to sign the Instrument of Surrender to end World War II and restore peace. You can see that exact spot when you tour the battleship.
Now the Battleship Missouri rests peacefully in Pearl Harbor. It is fascinating to visit as you have the opportunity to learn everything from what day-to-day life was like on this ship to how the ship influenced history.
As you can see from Miriam’s photo, the size of the guns are massive. It’s an impressive sight to stand there and imagine the force that the Mighty Mo was in its day.
The guns on the USS MISSOURI are definitely big. The picture doesn’t do them justice. Like any scene, being there makes the magnitude much more real. Believe me, I’ve been there, and I was awestruck at the size of those guns, along with everything on that ship. If you could be there, just turn around from taking that picture and see the huge anchor chains that are laid up on the bow of the boat. I’m so glad I had the chance to visit this place and witness a piece of history.