USS Missouri media tour stops in Missouri this week

9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, August 21 2018 Aug 21, 2018 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:58:00 AM CDT August 21, 2018 in News
By: Kara Strickland, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - President and Chief Executive Officer of Battleship Missouri Memorial Michael Carr is traveling the state of Missouri this week to raise awareness about the upcoming 20-year anniversary of the USS Missouri being open to the public.

Carr said he met with Gov. Mike Parson and Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe during their media tour of Missouri Monday.

“We had a great meeting with he as well as lieutenant governor Kehoe and they have pledged to do what they can to help support our fundraising,” Carr said. “We’re trying to encourage them to come back in January of 2019 because in addition to our living history day, the submarine Missouri, which is an active duty ship, is now home-ported in Pearl Harbor.”

The USS Missouri was the last battleship to ever be commissioned by the United States. The battleship is now decommissioned and sits in Pearl Harbor.

Carr is touring the state of Missouri to promote the 20th year the USS Missouri has served the public as a museum.

“We intend on having a big ceremony in January to honor that event, and that will be the beginning of a series of events that will culminate in 2020,” Carr said.

The historic battleship is stationed in Hawaii, but it holds the name of the state of Missouri.

“Even though this ship is 4,000 miles away, it’s still part of the history of Missouri and it’s part of the kind of values and support of the military, and support of our veterans, that are, I think, central to the core values of this state,” Carr said.

University of Missouri ROTC member Jake Heath highlighted the core values he thinks the military represents.

“I would say the biggest things the military has taught me are loyalty and selfless service, as in I will put the welfare of the nation, the mission, and fellow soldier before my own,” Heath said.

Carr said the teak deck of the USS Missouri is being restored, revealing original pieces of the old deck.

“We find some pieces of original deck, not a lot, but some, and we use those pieces to give away as gifts or to honor special people in our organization,” Carr said. He also said the military takes pieces of the original teak deck as well for some of them for occasions.

Although pieces of the original deck are being given away, Carr said you cannot purchase them just yet. He said the organization has plans to use the original teak deck pieces in the future, though.

“You know, we're not really public yet on our plan to raise the funds that this will be attached to, but it's coming soon, so please, stay tuned,” Carr said. 

More News

Grid
List
CALIFORNIA - Moniteau County is considering regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) that are more restrictive than state law.... More >>
3 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 7:49:00 PM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A 2-year-old was hurt when he was hit by mini-van and the driver is facing alcohol-related charges.... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 4:40:00 PM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former FBI agent who was involved in the criminal investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric... More >>
7 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 4:01:00 PM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
BOONVILLE - Flooding along the Missouri River is still affecting the Katy Trail near Boonville. The annual five-day Katy Trail... More >>
9 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 2:24:00 PM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The legacy of former Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman is living on through his community, his co-workers and the... More >>
9 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 1:48:00 PM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Court documents reveal details behind the arrest of alleged child abductor Jillanne Pagano. Pagano is accused... More >>
11 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 11:49:00 AM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
TRENTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old police officer is recovering after being shot by a... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 8:59:00 AM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - During the Columbia City Council meeting on Monday, it is expected to discuss construction for a hiking trail... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 2:54:00 AM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The city council plans to vote on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) on Monday. The... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM CDT June 17, 2019 in News
MILLER COUNTY - A Brumley man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single car accident on MO 42... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 16 2019 Jun 16, 2019 Sunday, June 16, 2019 8:33:00 PM CDT June 16, 2019 in News
FULTON - Two Fulton residents were arrested Sunday afternoon after authorities say they resisted arrest. Fulton Police attempted to... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 16 2019 Jun 16, 2019 Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:34:00 PM CDT June 16, 2019 in News
OLEAN - As natural disasters swept through Missouri, some people are unable to stay in their homes. Flood victims... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 16 2019 Jun 16, 2019 Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:00:00 PM CDT June 16, 2019 in News
ELDON - A St. Charles woman has died from injuries sustained after a golf cart crash in Eldon Saturday. ... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 16 2019 Jun 16, 2019 Sunday, June 16, 2019 4:42:00 PM CDT June 16, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A bill dubbed the "Jedi Disposal Act" could soon make Missouri the first state to allow... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 16 2019 Jun 16, 2019 Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:50:12 PM CDT June 16, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS - Despite a few sprinkles on Saturday, downtown St. Louis was filled was crowds of people to celebrate... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 16 2019 Jun 16, 2019 Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:20:52 AM CDT June 16, 2019 in Sports
COLUMBIA - The missing 5-year-old girl found safe in North Carolina this week is now back in her father's custody.... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:59:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Shelter Insurance will hold its 43rd season of Concerts in the Garden series. According to Shelter Insurance's... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:12:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
MORGAN COUNTY - Five people were injured when a passenger boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday afternoon.... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:56:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 66°
12am 70°
1am 69°
2am 68°
3am 67°