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Terminal Vietnam War veteran fulfills dream of returning to Pearl Harbor

A Vietnam War veteran’s longtime dream of touring Pearl Harbor came true Wednesday.

Joseph Hooker served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968-1972, voluntarily enlisting at age 17 because “that was where my heart led me.” 210 more words


Volunteers honored for service to Battleship Missouri Memorial

Several volunteers were honored for their dedicated service to preserve and perpetuate the legacy of the USS Missouri.

The official caretaker, USS Missouri Memorial Association, presented them with awards during a private ceremony held aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial. 1,067 more words



Pearl Harbor is one of the most visited sites on Oahu.  I learned quite a bit when I visited. There are a lot of exhibits, and you could easily spend an entire day there. 963 more words


Free admission to Battleship Missouri on 'Living History Day'

Hawaii residents and members of the Armed Forces can tour the Battleship Missouri Memorial for free this Saturday.

The free admission is part of the memorial’s celebration of “Living History Day,” a day that commemorates the dual anniversaries of the USS Missouri, first as a battleship ready for combat 71 years ago, and then as a memorial 55 years later. 192 more words


USS Missouri

Located in Pearl Harbor, the USS Missouri is the battleship where the war in the Pacific ended with the Japanese surrender. Very fitting that it’s located right next to the Arizona memorial.  61 more words


'In return for this great service, I shall ask you for no token of merit except that you remember this day for ever.'

For as long as I remember, the geese have come to visit each winter. I haven’t seen them in the past few years as I’ve spent time away from home in winter, at university or working in different places. 1,188 more words