Date: May 11, 2021 to May 11, 2021
Where: Honolulu, Honolulu,, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, 96813
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
After the film, listen in on a round table discussion with the film's award-winning producer & director, Tim Gray, and Surrender Ceremony eyewitness, Don Fosburg. On September 2nd, 1945, World War II came to its official end aboard the legendary USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. More than seventy million people had died during the war, which ended with a swift stroke of a ceremonial pen. The official surrender ceremony onboard the Mighty Mo attracted a worldwide radio audience with General Douglas MacArthur handling the Formal Surrender proceedings. Over 3,000 Sailors and dignitaries looked on from every inch of the Missouri's decks, including a small delegation of conquered Japanese. While General MacArthur famously said at the end of the surrender ceremony: "These proceedings are now closed," the story of the USS Missouri never really ended and is still being shared today. Tim Gray, Founder and President of the WWII Foundation, has won various awards, including five Regional Emmy Awards for his distinguished film writing and documentaries. Gray will be joined by Don Fosburg, a USS Missouri Crewmember & Eyewitness to the Surrender Ceremony aboard over 75 years ago, for the roundtable discussion. Don was just 17 years old when he was stationed on the Mighty Mo in 1944 and shares a birthday with the historic ship. During the 2021 Mo-Joe series, Old Salt Coffee Company became a partner with the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Hoist a mug of Old Salt Coffee and support our crew by drinking a brew! Enjoy 10% off your entire purchase using the discount code MOJOE10 at checkout. A portion of the proceeds will go back to the continued preservation of the Mighty Mo. Old Salt Coffee Company first started by two Navy veterans and their sons who have a love for a good cup of joe. For more information or to make a purchase, visit www.oldsaltcoffee.com.