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An Evening Aboard the USS Missouri

Virtual Date With History

Thursday, September 24th
7:00 PM CST Online via Zoom
Free Event but Registration Required


Join Neil Yamamoto, Education Outreach Coordinator at the Battleship Missouri for a presentation about the USS Missouri and her role in the end of World War II. The USS Missouri’s place in history was immortalized on September 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay, Japan, as the ship was the site of Japan’s formal surrender to the allied powers, ending World War II. He will discuss the USS Missouri’s role as the site of the surrender ceremony, and her role throughout the latter part of World War II. Additionally, you will be provided with a detailed presentation about the surrender ceremony which officially ended World War II.

MEET THE SPEAKER: The grandson of World War II American veterans, Mr. Yamamoto has been with the USS Missouri Memorial Association for the past 13 years, as a guide, supervisor, and most recently as the ship’s Education Outreach Coordinator.