BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION

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REF/A/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/230101ZMAY06//
AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 149/06.//
RMKS/1.   REF A IS CNO NAVADMIN HIGHLIGHTING THIS YEARS BATTLE OF
MIDWAY COMMEMORATION.
2.  THIS YEAR FROM 1-4 JUNE, WE WILL MARK THE 64TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE GREATEST NAVAL BATTLE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NAVY, THE BATTLE
OF MIDWAY. ON JUNE 4TH, 1942, A VASTLY OUTNUMBERED U.S. FLEET WOULD
BATTLE THE FINEST OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY OVER A SMALL ISLAND
ATOLL NAMED MIDWAY.
3. IT IS FITTING THAT WE TAKE A MOMENT TO CELEBRATE OUR NAVAL
HERITAGE AND REMEMBER THE DEEDS AND SACRIFICES OF THOSE BRAVE PILOTS
AND SAILORS. I CAN'T HELP BUT COMPARE THE RAW COURAGE AND
DETERMINATION OF THE SAILORS AND MARINES OF MIDWAY TO THOSE FIGHTING
TODAY IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, THE PERSIAN GULF, AND A MYRIAD OF OTHER
PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, STILL PROTECTING FREEDOM TO THIS DAY. THE
GREATEST HONOR WE CAN GIVE THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND WON THE BATTLE OF
MIDWAY IS TO KEEP DOING THE REMARKABLE JOB EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU
ARE DOING TODAY. THEIR HEROISM AND DEEDS LIVE ON TODAY AND ARE
REFLECTED IN OUR CORE VALUES OF HONOR, COURAGE AND COMMITMENT. I
HIGHLY ENCOURAGE ALL COMMANDS TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY IN
A MANNER THEIR MISSIONS WILL ALLOW.
4. THE NAVY HISTORICAL CENTER MAINTAINS A WEB SITE THAT MAY BE
HELPFUL IN PLANNING COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS AND PROVIDES HISTORICAL
INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS, WORLD WAR II ACTION REPORTS, THE ORDER OF
BATTLE FOR THE U.S. AND JAPANESE FORCES, ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY AND
ARTWORK, AND A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
(HTTP:(SLASH-SLASH) HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/MIDWAY.HTM). THE NAVY
HISTORICAL CENTER ALSO MAINTAINS A ROSTER OF OVER 400 SURVIVORS OF
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY. COMMANDS WISHING TO INCLUDE MIDWAY SURVIVORS
IN THEIR CEREMONIES CAN CONTACT DR. BERNARD CAVALCANTE (202)
433-7174, DSN 288-7174.
5. COMMANDS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITOL REGION ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY SPONSORED BY NAVAL
DISTRICT WASHINGTON. THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE U.S. NAVY
MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON, DC ON 2 JUNE 06. UNIFORM REQUIRMENTS FOR
CEREMONY PARTICIPANTS WILL BE PROVIDED SEPCOR. THE UNIFORM FOR
GUESTS IS SERVICE KHAKIS FOR OFFICERS AND CHIEFS AND SUMMER WHITE
FOR E1-E6. THE POC FOR THIS EVENT IS MR. JON YOUNGDAHL AT (202)
433-2607 OR DSN 288-2607.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM A. E. RONDEAU, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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