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Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony Invitation

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.

Please accept and share this invitation to commemorate the incredible 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.

Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony Invitation

Guest Speaker(s) includes:

Colonel Gregory D. Gadson (US Army, Retired), former US Army Wounded Warrior Director, Garrison Commander of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir. He is also a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, actor, and motivational speaker. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 25 years as a field artillery officer and served on active duty for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Joint Forge, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Benjamin Resnick is a historical archaeologist and a senior director/assistant vice president with GAI Consultants, Inc., a full-service engineering and environmental consulting firm. Ben specializes in the study of historic-period resources focusing on military sites, urban sites, farmsteads, and GIS-based applications to archaeological predictive modeling. He has authored or coauthored numerous reports and publications over the last 30 years including articles in the SAA Archaeological Record, Interpreting Space: GIS in Archaeology, The Archeology of Landscape and Geographic Information Systems: Predictive Maps, Settlement Dynamics, and Space and Territory in Prehistory, South Carolina Antiquities, Industrial Archaeology, and a public monograph entitled, For the Sake of the Living: A Civil War Battlefield Burial, Gettysburg National Military Park.

Daniel A. Martinez is Chief Historian for the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. His areas of responsibility include the USS Arizona Memorial and Visitors Center, the USS Utah Memorial, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, and the other Historic Sites along Battleship Row.

Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii District 20

The theme for this year’s ceremony is: “Honor The Service”

What: Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony

When: Saturday, 2 June 2018 (0900-1100)

Where: Ewa Field World War II Revetment District, Historic Barbers Point Stables, Kalaeloa, Hawaii 96707

Why: To honor all our veterans of Midway and all those who've given their lives in service to our country

Reserved parking will be provided.

Ewa Field World War II Revetments District, Historic Barbers Point Stables, formerly known Barbers Point Naval Air Station (NAS) and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Ewa Located inside the Barbers Point Golf Course, a Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) MWR facility.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/EStckPRRN9K2 Passing the golf course entrance continue until seeing Barbers Point Riding Club sign, turn right - go all the way to the gated entrance by the solar PV farm.

Guests Attending: We are expecting over 500 guests in attendance including: Elected Officials, Senior Military Leaders, NPS Superintendent, Community Leaders, World War II Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Military, Veterans, and Gold Star Families.

Again, we look forward to seeing you all at this worthy event to honor our heroes of World War II, Battle of Midway. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at donovan@amvets-hawaii.org or 808-382-6835. Mahalo nui loa!

With great appreciation,

DONOVAN A. LAZARUS
Commander, COO
American Veterans Hawaii
Email: donovan@amvets-hawaii.org
Phone: (808) 382-6835

Mailing Address:
American Veterans Hawaii
4725 Bougainville Drive, 323
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818


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