Battle of Midway Photos

On behalf of AmVets Hawaii, thank you to all our speakers, participants, guests, volunteers, members, friends and sponsors for making this historic event a great success and memorable one!

Mahalo nui loa!

Donovan A. Lazarus


AmVets Hawaii



On June 2, 2018, American Veterans “AMVETS” Hawaii and the Barbers Point Riding Club hosted the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway was a major turning point in World War II.


Guest Speaker(s) included:

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, historical archaeologist and a senior director/assistant vice president with GAI Consultants, Inc.

Daniel A. Martinez, Chief Historian for the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii District 20

The theme for this year’s ceremony: “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, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

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

Ewa Field World War II Revetments District, Historic Barbers Point Stables, formerly known Barbers Point Naval Air Station (NAS) Ewa and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Ewa.


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