Battleship Missouri Mourns Passing of Margaret Truman Daniel

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A Statement by CAPT Donald R. Hess, USN (Ret.) President & Chief Operating Officer Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor.

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We have lost another link to our history, but she will live on in our hearts and memories, and in our efforts to preserve the continuing legacy of the Mighty Mo for future generations.

A Statement by CAPT Donald R. Hess, USN (Vocus) January 29, 2008

Today, the flags of the Battleship Missouri Memorial are flying at half-staff in memory of Margaret Truman Daniel.

"We, the board of directors, staff and volunteers of the Battleship Missouri, the 'President’s Ship,' are saddened by the loss of a beloved figure in our ship’s history. Our hearts and prayers are with the Truman family.

"Our veterans fondly remember that day when, exactly 64 years ago, Ms. Truman, 19, christened the USS Missouri in a traditional champagne launching ceremony in Brooklyn Navy Yard on Jan. 29, 1944, while her father, still the senator from Missouri, offered his remarks.

"We have lost another link to our history, but she will live on in our hearts and memories, and in our efforts to preserve the continuing legacy of the Mighty Mo for future generations."

The Battleship Missouri is an American icon maintained and operated as the Battleship Missouri Memorial under the tireless care of the staff and volunteers of the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a private Hawaii-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain a fitting memorial to the people and historic events reflecting our nation’s legacy of duty, honor, strength, resolve and sacrifice. The Battleship Missouri Memorial does not receive government funding. The memorial’s continued success is made possible by the support of visitors, grants, memberships and the generosity of donors. Visit http://www.mightymomembers.org

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