WASHINGTON - Naval District Washington will host a celebration of the 74th anniversary of the historic Battle of Midway victory June 3, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the United States Navy Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C. (701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, across the street from the National Archives). The featured speaker will be Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran. The event will feature several veterans who survived the battle and hundreds of sailors from the Washington, D.C. area. The ceremony will stream live on www.Navy.mil.
In addition to Naval District Washington, Navy commands worldwide will be celebrating the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway on June 3.
On June 4, 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. It is believed by many military scholars to be the most important of American naval victories.
This event is open to the public. For further information or to arrange interviews with veterans attending the celebration, please contact NDW Public Affairs at 202-433-9714.