June 4, 2013
Navy Country Club
Thank you for participating in this special event!
This year marks the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway. On June 4th
1942, a vastly outnumbered and outgunned
U.S. Fleet defeated the finest of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the waters off a
small Pacific Atoll named Midway. Their
daring combination of intelligence, tactics, courage and sacrifice forever changed the course
of the war and world history.
In 1999 then Chief of
Naval Operations Adm. Jay L. Johnson announced that beginning with
the 2000 observance, June 4 would become as significant as Oct. 13 -- the Navy's birthday. "Twice a year, we
will pause as a Navy to reflect upon our proud heritage and to build in all hands a renewed awareness of our tradition and
history," Johnson said.
For the past several years
the Battle of Midway has been commemorated in the month of June in
Washington DC. This year the Battle of Midway Commemoration is
being sponsored by a number of Associations and Foundations
Association of Naval
Association of the United States Navy,
Marine Corps Aviation Association,
Naval Historical Foundation,
Naval Order of the United States,
Navy League of
the United States,
Surface Navy Association,
The United States Navy Memorial Foundation
other event being planned to celebrate the Battle of Midway is a
ceremony at the U.S. Navy memorial on the morning of 4 June, hosted
by the Vice Chief of Naval Operations.