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January 29 is a day to celebrate at the Battleship Missouri! This day commemorates both the anniversary of the Missouri's launching from New York Navy Yard in 1944 and our anniversary of the battleship's opening as a memorial in Pearl Harbor.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of America's last and most famous battleship this year, Living History Day was held on Saturday, February 1.   

Guests to the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Living History Day enjoyed a variety of historical exhibits that were as fun and entertaining, as they were educational. Among the activities were displays of military vehicles, memorabilia and weaponry; bands playing patriotic music; oral history presentations; people in period dress from the World War II era; and actors portraying notable wartime figures, such as General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz. 

To read an article about this event which ran in the LA Times, click here!


 

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