KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.
The USPS says that the commemorative Forever stamp will be issued June 11 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Missouri’s commissioning. A first-day-of-issue ceremony is planned for that day at the Pearl Harbor memorial, where a section of the ship is being repaired as part of a $3 million restoration project to address rust and other deterioration.
The stamp shows the battleship, which was affectionately nicknamed “Mighty Mo,” cutting through the water with clouds looming in the background. Designed by art director Greg Breeding, the stamp features a digital illustration created by Dan Cosgrove.