The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri

Today marks the anniversary of Japan’s formal surrender ending the Second World War. My family had the opportunity to visit the ship where the surrender documents were signed- the USS Missouri. Here is the post I published about the experience. I hope you enjoy it!

File:V-J Day celebrations-in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.jpg“V-J Day celebrations-in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge” Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

This weekend marks the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day—the day the Allies celebrated victory over Japan, and the end of the Second World War. 

In spring of 2019, my family and I had a chance to visit Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the ship where the treaties officially ending the war were signed. Today seemed a fitting day to share that visit with you again. I hope you find it of interest as you remember this tremendous day in history.



Pearl Harbor, Hawaii holds a great deal of United States history.

It was the site of the Japanese attack that galvanized the U.S. into full participation in the Second World War.

Within its peaceful blue waters, the wrecks of the USS Arizona and USS Utahrest as quiet memorials and tombs.

The marble pillars memorializing the lives lost on…

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6 thoughts on “The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri”

  1. The first photo in your post shows workers in Oak Ridge, where I myself worked as a senior technical editor for a number of years. My ship on which my father-in-law served was anchored just off the side of the Missouri during the signing ceremonies. Two connections to your post!

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  2. Absolutely wonderful post, Anne! I got to tour the Missouri several years ago. It was awe inspiring, especially as my Dad was a WWII Navy vet from the Pacific Theater. The signing video was quite interesting. And the Cher video was, well – Wow!
    Thanks for the wonderful post.

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