Thursday, December 5, 2013
USS Missouri Gets Its 500,000 Visitor
From the November 21, 2013, Hawaii Reporter "Mighty Mo Welcomes 500,000th Visitor in 2013."
The battleship USS Missouri achieved the goal it set for itself 15 years ago when it opened to the public.
Felix Garcia of Phoenix was that visitor, stepping aboard at 2 PM. The Missouri opened in 1998 at Pier Foxtrot 5 on Ford Island, just several hundred yards from the wreck of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor.
World War II began for the United States when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and sank the USS Arizona and ended when the same country surrendered aboard the USS Missouri, as fine a pair of bookends as you can get.
Admission to the ship is $22 for adults and $11 for children and it's open daily from 8 AM to 4 PM. Unfortunately, when I was in Hawaii we did not have enough time to visit the Mighty Mo, but did get to the memorial for the USS Arizona.
Next Time. --GreGen