This week is the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. In recognition of that, check with your local VFW/American Legion Post for local observances and try and make it a point to attend. To help, here's a listing of known events from around the country:
2009 BOM ANNIVERSARY AND UNIT REUNION ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. 3 June, Arlington, VA: formal banquet, Army-Navy Country Club
4. 4 June, Houston, TX: BOM commemoration by NOUS
5. 4 June, Boston, MA: BOM commemoration aboard USS Constitution (I'm sure Maggie will be there - right? - SJS)
6. 4-7 June, New Orleans, LA: USS Yorktown (CV-5) reunion
8. 6 June, San Diego, CA: BOM commemoration aboard USS Midway.
9. 6 June, San Francisco, CA: formal banquet, Marines Memorial Club
10. 6 June, Jacksonville, FL: BOM commemoration & banquet hosted by Navy League
11. 6 June, Monterey, CA: formal “Dining Out” at Naval Postgraduate School
12. 8 June, Chattanooga, TN: BOM event begins “Navy Week.”
I'll be observing here in the heartland since this week I am also TAD for training and so posting will, perforce, be light. There are some posts scheduled for publication here and over at the USNI blog (most there focusing on Midway). Wherever you are on the 4th, take pause and remember those who dared, those who fought heavy odds - those who gave their all; and how much different the course of the war in the Pacific would have been otherwise...
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