Pearl Har­bor hon­ors vets with sun­set cer­e­mony aboard Bat­tle­ship Mis­souri

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The Bat­tle­ship Mis­souri is hon­or­ing Vet­eran’s Day Thurs­day (Nov. 11) with a sun­set cer­e­mony that’s free to the pub­lic.

The hour­long event will be­gin at 4:45 p.m. on the ship’s fan­tail and will fea­ture the 50 a cap­pella voices of The Sounds of Aloha Bar­ber­shop Cho­rus, whose per­for­mance will in­clude the clas­sic Hawai‘i Pono‘i, God Bless Amer­ica and the Armed Forces Medley.

Also sched­uled for the cer­e­mony are the U.S. Pa­cific Fleet Band, Pa­rade of Col­ors, tra­di­tional mil­i­tary Echo Taps and a ri­fle vol­ley salute.

Key­note speaker will be Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Hawaii Ad­ju­tant Gen­eral, who di­rects var­i­ous mil­i­tary or­ga­ni­za­tions and is the gover­nor’s ad­viser on home­land se­cu­rity is­sues.

This is the first time the an­nual cer­e­mony will be cel­e­brat­ing on the ves­sel af­ter it was can­celed last year due to the dry-dock­ing of the Mighty Mo.

The pub­lic will have driv­ing ac­cess to Ford Is­land from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., as well as free shut­tle bus ser­vice from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Mis­souri shut­tle sta­tion at Pearl Har­bor Vis­i­tors Cen­ter. Re­turn trans­porta­tion also will be pro­vided.

Reser­va­tions are re­quired. Call 455-1600, ext. 222, or visit uss­mis­

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