Posted 4 years ago
Since seeing all your lovely war era remembrance photo albums, I decided to show some pix & postcards I made into a mini album from the visit my husband and I made to the then-recently docked impressive battleship the USS Missouri, BB 63, in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. This ship was famous for the signing of the peace treaty with Japan ending WW2 on 9/2/46, the postcard shows Fleet Adm Nimitz signing, behind him Gen MacArthur and Adms Halsey & Sherman. Our photos show our walking tour (It could be guided or not, we chose non-guided as my late uncle had been briefly stationed on this ship, & we wanted to see some of his fond memories ourselves). The memorial to the tragic USS Arizona stands right near the Missouri. We walked up & down the very narrow, steep steps to all floors, finding with amusement the pool room my uncle had told us about for the mens recreation, though I didn't see the barber shop he also had mentioned. Officers jackets were preserved in cases, the mens bunk beds as they were, copies of other countries representatives signing the treaty, as well as a raised bubble over a bronze plaque at the very spot of the treaty signing. I signed my uncle's name in a guest comment book, noting that he had served on the Missouri, of which he was extremely proud all his life. The little photo album was purchased in Hawaii, the old painting called Girl With Ukelele.
My husband, ever the clown, thought it was funny to peer into one of the huge guns - hey, do I smell gunpowder lol