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Midway Atoll, Battle Memorial Sand Island
21 APR 2018 Membership Meeting Flyer
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.
This will be an officially sanctioned event recognized by the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
What: Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary 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, formerly Marine Corps Air Station Ewa (MCAS Ewa)
Kalaeloa/Barbers Point, Hawaii 96707
Join us!Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary Commemorative InvitationRSVPHere
Guest Speaker(s) includes:
James M. D'Angelo, President and Chairman, International Midway Foundation
Daniel A. Martinez, Chief Historian, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii District 20
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.
Sponsored by: AmVets Hawaii and the Barbers Point Riding Club
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.
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.
We can firmly document now the largely unknown direct involvement of Ewa Field in what is considered the greatest naval battle in American history.
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.”
Saturday, 9 December 2017
10th Annual Ewa Battlefield Commemoration
9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Ewa Plain Battlefield - 1941 Air Field Concrete Ramp
The entire 1941 Airfield has been nominated to the State/National Register of Historical Places. This is a joyous but respectful commemoration. All are welcome to attend to view the Battlefield with its many bullet strafing marks and pose with WWII veterans and vehicles for picture taking.
The Ewa Battlefield is a part of the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary. For a full schedule of events, click here.
For a full schedule of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017 events, click here.
This is an FREE advance screening for active duty military, veterans, retirees, surviving spouse and their families.
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony
Note. On Sunday, June 4th, we will assemble at 0900 hrs for a short out door opening ceremony. Then we will re-assemble at a Quonset hut at the Horse Stables where outstanding presentations will be given by experts on the history of this area, the revetments that sheltered the aircraft and the war in the Pacific.
The Midway 75th Anniversary is now available for viewing on demand at any time you like.
John Bond, Ewa Historian: One of the best synopsis of the battle was given by the new Navy CNO John Richardson. I fully expected a fairly boring cheer leading speech but either he is a true history fan or just has really great research staff his account is one of the best I have heard as a speech because it sums up all of the key factors of the battle and how it all worked in favor of the United States winning.
On the video go directly to 41: 55. It is worth hearing and you will have a very good understanding of the key factors in this great naval battle and how it was won.
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