Sequence of Events

Battle of Midway 76th Commemoration Ceremony Script Draft

Order of Events:

0850 - 0900: Prelude Music, concluding by 11:25 (USMC Band)

0900 - 0902: Welcome - The theme for this year’s ceremony is “Honor The Service” (Donna Gishitomi, MC)

0902 - 0910: National Anthem & Hawaii Poohi (Mililani HS Choir, sings after MC intro)

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

0913 - 0918: Introduction of Speaker (Valerie Van der Veer, after Invocation without intro)

0918 - 0925: Speaker - Senator Mike Gabbard, District 20 (after MC intro)

0925 - 0935: Speaker - 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.

0935 - 0945: Speaker - Daniel Martinez, Chief Historian for the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

0945 - 0955: Speaker - Benjamin Resnick is a historical archaeologist and a senior director/assistant vice president with GAI Consultants, Inc. 0955 - 1015: Music – Armed Forces Medley Salute (USMC Band without signal after speaker, Band Director cues services to rise)

1015 - 1020: Music – Battle Hymn of the Republic and God Bless America (USMC after band, and manage timing before, during, and/or after flyover)

1020 - 1025: Flyover (Flight Team) (1020 is Requested Arrival Time)

1025 - 1030: Battle of Midway Commemoration Essay: “What Battle of Midway Means to Me” (MC)

1030 - 1035: Remembering Battle of Midway Casualties (Donna Gishitomi, MC)

1035 - 1040: Placing the Wreaths (after MC intro)

- AmVets Hawaii

- National Park Service

- Others

1040 - 1045: Music - America the Beautiful (USMC Band after MC intro)

1045 - 1050: Battle of Midway Tribute - Playing of Taps (USMC Band, after MC intro)

(There will be no Rifle Salute due to the horses at the event)

1050 - 1053: Benediction (Chaplain, LCDR Philip Ridley after MC intro)

1053 - 1057: God Bless The U.S.A. (Mililani HS Choir, sings without signal after Benediction)

1057 - 1059: Retirement of the Colors (USMC Color Guard, after MC order)

1059 - 1100: Concluding Remarks (MC)

1100 - 1115: The USMC Band plays closing music without signal, and while the guests disperse.

End of Program