Midway 2018 Photos

On behalf of American Veterans (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 Department of 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.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2865
Ewa Beach, Hawaii (USA) 96706
Main Office: 808-382-6835
E-mail: admin@amvets-hawaii.org

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AMVETS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3), is a public, non-profit, Veterans Service Organization (VSO).

Over 95% of all donations received will directly fund our ROTC/JROTC Medals and Awards program, Hawaii Public Schools Essay Contests, the preservations of Ewa Battlefield, and other Memorials and Hawaii Historic sites.  And will also help fund our annual commemoration ceremonies: Ewa Battlefield Pearl Harbor Commemoration, Battle of Midway Commemoration, Veteran’s Day Commemoration ceremony, and other events.

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