November 11, 2019 – The USS Missouri is a battleship that has played a role in history including the Korean War and the Gulf War. In its retirement, it rests as a memorial and popular visitor attraction. Of all of its roles, its greatest by far is the one that it played in ending World War II. This is what gives me the most profound sense of pride and peace.
This historic monument is one of the most inspiring places to savor a Hawaiian sunset. I imagine that thousands of sailors, who lived and worked on this battleship throughout history, felt the same. Every time I step on to this ship I think of the legions of men and women who serve our country as military personnel. I think of their families who endure long absences away from their loved ones. I think of military missions that carry so many so far away from home.
In the last five years, we have produced dozens of events at this historic site. When we work with Clients, we interpret locations that meet their purpose. Historic venues including the Mighty Mo are imbued with patriotism and a gravity of history that’s unique. These are the places in which your imagination can run wild. Imagine two nations standing on these decks, signing documents that would end history’s deadliest war, one that claimed tens of millions of lives. In that moment, with a few strokes of a pen, this battleship launched a thousand missiles of hope for a better future. I can’t imagine the celebrations that ensued here and across the 30 countries that were involved in World War II.
Today, we salute our brave and courageous soldiers. We thank them for all of their sacrifice. And we continue to celebrate freedom.
Tiffany Richardson | President & Partner
P.S. – You can read more in our November 2019 newsletter here.