From a press release:
In honor of the anniversary of The Battle of Midway, the United States Navy Memorial will hold a commemorative ceremony and book lecture. The Ceremony will feature Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps leadership, Midway Veterans and the Navy Band and a joint service Ceremonial Guard. A reception will be held in the Naval Heritage Center after the ceremony.
Additionally, editor Thomas Hone will read from his latest compilation of stories, The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy’s Greatest Victory (Naval Institute Press; June 2013). Using a wide variety of sources, including memoirs, articles and government documents, Hone brings to life this amazing battle.
The best way for today’s sailors to learn about a battle is from those who fought it. The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. The core of the book focuses on events leading up to the battle and the battle itself, with a separate section examining how others have interpreted the battle’s engagements.
Following his presentation, Hone will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
9:00 am – The Battle of Midway Ceremony
12:00 pm – The Battle of Midway Book Lecture
WHERE: United States Navy Memorial
Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
COST: Free and open to the public
“Later that evening, the Navy Memorial will kick off Concerts on the Avenue, the popular summer concert series held on the Memorial’s outdoor plaza. A variety of the U.S. Navy Band’s musical groups is set to perform every Tuesday at 7:30 pm from June 4 to August 20. The complimentary series begins with Navy Band’s premier ensemble, The Commodores.”