On June 2, 2018, American Veterans “AMVETS” Hawaii and the Barbers Point Riding Club will be hosting the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in World War II. The Imperial Japanese Navy lost two thirds of its aircraft carriers and many of the crews and officers aboard them.
Please accept this invitation to commemorate the decisive American victory at Midway made possible because of the immense skill and bravery of the men who fought in the skies, on land, and in and under the sea. The outcome of the battle was truly built on their heroism and sacrifice. And on this day and every day, we honor the service of our heroes.
Guest Speaker(s) includes:
Daniel A. Martinez, Chief Historian, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii District 20
What: Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony
When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Where: Ewa Field World War II Revetment District, Historic Barbers Point Stables, Kalaeloa, Hawaii 96707
Who: Opened to the public
Attire: Military Duty Uniform or Aloha
Sponsored by: American Veterans (AMVETS) Hawaii and the Barbers Point Riding Club
The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in World War II. The Imperial Japanese Navy lost two thirds of its aircraft carriers and many of the crews and officers aboard them. Japan remained a threat, but after losing Midway, their strategy turned to defense.
“We can firmly document now the largely unknown direct involvement of Ewa Field in what is considered the greatest naval battle in American history… The Midway battle aircraft revetments at Ewa Fields are by far the most important sites of national significance.”
“At the time, the Americans were the underdog,” he explained. “It was one of those moments where, against all odds, people came together and did the impossible. A lot of pilots died in this battle. I want to make a monument to them and it would be great to make a movie about it.”
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HONORING THE VETERANS
The Battle of Midway was quite literally “the line in the sand” in the Pacific. Here the U.S. faced an overwhelming enemy, and won. This victory changed the course of the war.
The victory at Midway was made possible because of the immense skill and bravery of the men who fought in the skies, on land, and in and under the sea. The outcome of the battle was truly built on their heroism and sacrifice.
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