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On June 2, 2018 we will commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Midway battle and those lost from Ewa Field. Ewa Field symbolizes the phoenix rising from the 1941 ashes to in 1942 leading the in the Pacific War. Ewa Field was a primary training and staging area for the June 4-7, 1942 Midway battle.

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. The victory at Midway was 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 veterans.

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Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary Commemorative Invitation


What: Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

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

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

Sponsored by: American Veterans Hawaii and the Barbers Point Riding Club

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Guest Speakers 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 Mililani High School Choir - God Bless the U.S.A.,

National Anthem & Hawai‘i Pono’i

The Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band - Playing of United States Armed Forces Medley and other ceremonial music

4–7 June 1942, decisive American victory, was a joint Navy, Marine and Army Air Corps effort. Ewa Field provided many planes, pilots and squadrons.

God Bless The U.S.A.

Movie will be filmed in Hawaii in Spring-Summer of 2018 and movie trailers coming out by December 2018 with likely release date in mid-December.

John Bond:

We can firmly document now the largely unknown direct involvement of Ewa Field in what is considered the greatest naval battle in American history.

John Bond:

The Midway battle aircraft revetments at Ewa Fields are by far the most important sites of national significance.

Roland Emmerich to destroy more things with Battle of the Midway film


“At the time, the Americans were the underdog,” he explained. “It was one of those moments where, against all odds, people came together and did the impossible. A lot of pilots died in this battle. I want to make a monument to them and it would be great to make a movie about it.”

Midway Losses

Order of Events:

Prelude Music - Marine Forces Pacific Band

Welcome - MC: 2LT Danielle Nuszkowski

Posting of the Colors: Marine Forces Pacific Color Guard

National Anthem & Hawai'i Pono’i - Mililani High School Choir

Invocation - Chaplain, LCDR Philip Ridley

Speaker: Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii State Senate, District 20

AMVETS Silver Helmet Award presented to Dr. Gerard K. Akaka - Sen. Gabbard & CDR Lazarus

Speaker: Valerie Van der Veer, President, Barbers Point Riding Club

Speaker: Benjamin Resnick, Historical Archaeologist

Speaker: Daniel Martinez, Chief Historian, National Park Service

Keynote Address: COL Gregory Gadson (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Hawaii Certificate of Achievement presented to COL Gadson by Sen. Gabbard & CDR Lazarus

Battle Hymn of the Republic and God Bless America - Marine Forces Pacific Band

Placing the Ceremonial Wreaths - AmVets Hawaii: Commander Donovan A. Lazarus, CDR Ron Lam, CDR Carl Vincenti and COL Gregory Gadson, Senator Mike Gabbard and Dr. Gerard Akaka

National Park Service: Superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell and NPS Chief Historian Daniel Martinez

Remembering Battle of Midway Casualties - MC: 2LT Danielle Nuszkowski and Donna Gishitomi, Dir., AMVETS Family Services

Battle of Midway Tribute - Playing of “Taps”

Music - America the Beautiful - Marine Forces Pacific Band

God Bless The U.S.A. - Mililani High School Choir

Benediction - Chaplain, LCDR Philip Ridley

Retirement of the Colors - Marine Forces Pacific Color Guard

Music – Armed Forces Medley Salute - Marine Forces Pacific Band

Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements

Closing Ceremonial Music - Marine Forces Pacific Band

End of Program

Physical Address:

Ewa Field World War II Revetments District

Historic Barbers Point Stables

Kalaeloa/Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Located inside the Barbers Point Golf Course


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.


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