JUNE 4, 2014

June 4, 2014 Army Navy Country Club 1800

This year marks the 72nd 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 including:  Association of Naval Aviation, 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 and the Tailhook Association.  

 One 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 Chief of Naval Operations or Vice Chief of Naval Operations.

 

Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner  free web button 6551 Loisdale Court, Suite 222  free web button  Springfield, VA  free web button  703-960-6801