The U-S Postal Service is honoring the battleship U-S-S Missouri with a forever stamp, in honor of the 75th anniversary of her commissioning.
There were TWO ceremonies on Tuesday to celebrate the 75th anniversary: one at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and the other at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, where Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft presented a proclamation.
The Missouri was the scene of the formal Japanese surrender in September 1945, ending World War II.
Veteran Charlie Guthrie of west-central Missouri’s Saline County made the trip to Jefferson City for the ceremony. Mr. Guthrie served on the Missouri.
Cole County Presiding Commissioner Sam Bushman tells Missourinet a MAJOR event is planned for September 2020 at Pearl Harbor, for the surrender’s 75th anniversary.
He says airfare and hotel costs will be covered for ANY veterans who were present on the Missouri, during the surrender.