|Nicole Throckmorton, an 11th-grade English and creative writing teacher from Williamsburg, VA
||Jason Sterlacci, a 6th-grade English teacher from Somerset, NJ
||Greg Greenzweig, a high school art teacher from Pennsville, NJ
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. MEMORIALS
Final Jeopardy! clue: Symbolic bookends, these 2 neighboring memorials mark the beginning & end of U.S. involvement in World War II
What are the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri? (Greg had just the Arizona; Jason Pearl Harbor Memorial and Ariz; Nicole FDR and D-Day)
Greg 6400 – 6400 = 0
Nicole 10000 – 5000 = 5000
Jason 20000 – 1000 = 19000
Semifinalists & Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Chris Tempro
Tuesday: Jason Sterlacci
1. Lauren Gilmore $11,000 ($9,200)
2. Nicole Throckmorton $5,000 ($10,000)
3. Dianne Lee $100 ($2,600)
4. Greg Greenzweig $0 ($6,400)
On December 7, 1991, the Missouri returned to the historic waters of Pearl Harbor for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the attack on the Hawaiian Islands. Moored a short distance from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Missouri and Arizona provide a symbolic connection from the “day which will live in infamy” to the formal ending of World War II.
Her final mission complete, the officers and crew of the Missouri now prepared for the difficult task of retiring the historic battleship. On March 31, 1992, the Missouri was decommissioned for the final time; the last active service battleship in the world, her departing officers and crew the last battleship sailors.
Though her active naval service is complete, her legacy is not forgotten. On January 29, 1999, after years of dedicated community effort, the Battleship Missouri returned to service as centerpiece of the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor.
The Missouri is placed so that it “watches over” the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor.
Also: I did not realize that the Missouri was the last battleship. Today I learned!
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