Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary Commemorative Invitation

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Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary Commemorative Invitation June 1942 - June 2018

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 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.

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.

His topic: Ewa Field South Revetment Historic District and the Battle of Midway

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 Committee for the Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony requests the honor of your presence to attend and participate in the 76th commemorative ceremony of the Battle of Midway on Saturday, the second of June two thousand and eighteen in the World War II Revetment District Barbers Point Stables, Naval Air Station, Kapolei, Hawaii 96706 from 0900 - 1100.

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Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary Commemorative Invitation

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Attire:

Civilian - Business/Aloha

Military - Duty Uniform

Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony Script

Order of Events:

0850 - 0900: Prelude Music (1940s music), concluding by 0927 - MARFORPAC Band


0900 - 0902: Welcome - The theme for this year’s ceremony is “Honor The Service” (MC: 2LT Danielle Nuszkowski)

0902 - 0910: Posting of the Colors - MARFORPAC Color Guard (after MC order)


0902 - 0910: National Anthem & Hawaii Pono’i - Mililani HS Choir (sings after MC intro)


0910 - 0913: Invocation - Chaplain, LCDR Philip Ridley (MC intro)


0913 - 0920: Speaker1 - Senator Mike Gabbard, District 20 (MC intro)

0920 - 0930: Speaker2 - Valerie Van der Veer (MC intro) SIREN SOUNDS and WWII bicycle or other vehicle delivers a message.

0930 - 0940: Speaker3 - Benjamin Resnick (MC intro) historical archaeologist and a senior director/assistant vice president with GAI Consultants, Inc.


0940 - 0950: Speaker4 - Daniel Martinez, (MC intro) Chief Historian for the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

0950 - 1000: Speaker5 - COL Gregory Gadson (U.S. Army, Ret.), 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.

1000 - 1020: Music - Battle Hymn of the Republic and God Bless America (Band)

1020 - 1023: Battle of Midway Narrative: “Battle of Midway” (DJ)


1023 - 1030: Remembering Battle of Midway Casualties (MC: 2LT Danielle Nuszkowski and Donna Gishitomi)


1030 - 1035: Placing the Wreaths (after MC intro) - AmVets Hawaii: Commander Donovan Lazarus and COL Gadson (and) National Park Service: Superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell and Chief Historian Daniel Martinez (followed by others…)


1035 - 1040: Battle of Midway Tribute - Playing of “Taps” (Band, after MC: If you are able to, please stand for the paying of Taps, after the playing of Taps, MC: please be seated)


1040 - 1044: Music - America the Beautiful (Band after MC intro)


1044 - 1048: God Bless The U.S.A. (Choir)


1048 - 1050: Benediction (Chaplain, LCDR Philip Ridley after MC intro)

1050 - 1054: Retirement of the Colors (Color Guard, after MC order)

1054 - 1058: Music – Armed Forces Medley Salute (Band without signal after speaker, Band Director cues services to rise)


1058 - 1100: Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements with information about Stable Stroll / map and flowers- (MC)


1100 - 1115: Closing music (1940s) - Band without signal, and while the guests disperse.


End of Program

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