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Honoring America's veteran's on the Mighty Mo

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

On Veteran's day visitors headed to the Battleship Missouri Memorial for a special sunset ceremony.

This year organizers highlighted the growing role of women in the military.

The number of women serving in all branches of the US Armed forces has grown to more than 14 percent of active duty troops and 20 percent of new military recruits.   

"Women are working side by side with men in new leadership roles as never before. They're performing the same tasks, confronting similar stressors and being separated from their families," said General Martha Wong of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

This was one of several ceremonies in Hawaii recognizing veterans.

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