Battle of Midway Commemoration Attracts 17 Veterans
Once again, the Naval Heritage Center was the site of the Naval District Washingtons (NDW) commemoration of the Battle of Midway on the occasion of
the 64th anniversary of this historic battle.
We were pleased to have 17 veterans in
attendancevisiting from as far away
as California. In addition to an official
ceremony, presided by Vice Chief of Naval
Operations Adm. Robert Willard, USN, the
Commemoration Committee also hosted a
black tie dinner the evening prior at Army
Navy Country Club. Both events feted the
17 veterans and their families, who were
hosted on their trip by NDW. Capt. Jack
Crawford, USN (Ret.), was proud to speak
before the crowd and commented, The Navy Memorials ceremonies commemorating the Battle of
Midway are a splendid
example of the right way to
honor this greatest battle in
our Navys history.
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Great Day of Links
Foul Anchor Program
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A Marine Hero
Fellow Marines Dedicate
Plaque to Sgt. Basilone
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(From left to right) Midway veteran Cdr. Ellis Dee Skidmore, USN (Ret.), is greeted by Rear Adm. Terence McKnight, USN, Commandant, NDW; Gen. Robert Magnus, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; and Adm. Robert Willard, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
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Seventeen Battle of Midway veterans attended the Naval District Washington commemoration ceremony in the Navy Memorials Burke Theater for the commemoration ceremonies on June 2, 2006.
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Dear Friends and Shipmates of The United States Navy Memorial,The sidewalks were steamy, but the sounds were cool this summer at The United States Navy Memorial, as we have just capped another event-filled summer season of golf, reunions, retirements, promotions, film screenings, book signings, drill team performances, VIP receptions and band concerts. And were just getting geared up for fall.
We have entered into a partnership with the Surface Navy Association (SNA) to display a Surface Warfare exhibit in the Naval Heritage Center. This collaboration with SNA will offer our visitors to the Naval Heritage Center the chance to learn about the Surface Warfare Hall of Fame through an interactive exhibit. Each member of the Hall of Fame can be individually selected on a touch screen display that will show a narrated video of the individuals accomplishments that earned recognition by SNA. In addition, the exhibit will include pictures and biographical information about the active duty winners of the three SNA awards that are presented annually at the January SNA Symposium. We are pleased to partner with SNA to make good use of our world-class Naval Heritage Center on Pennsylvania Ave. and to present to our visitors the details of these individuals significant contributions to Surface Warfare and our Navy.
Please join us for this years Lone Sailor Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 25, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C. The evening promises to be a very special tribute to three outstanding Americans. We will recognize our Chairman Adm. Bill Crowe for his long and distinguished service to our nation as Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff and Ambassador to the Court of St. James. Also receiving a Lone Sailor Award will be Arnold Red Auerbach, a World War II Navy sailor and legendary coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. The Naval Heritage Award will be presented to Sen. Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii), whose focus on maritime issues in the Pacific and the men and women of the Sea Services has been a hallmark of his career. As an Army Medal of Honor recipient who lost his arm in combat, he understands the importance of supporting our military men and women. We look forward to seeing you at the dinner!
Richard A. BuchananRear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.)President and CEO
The United States Navy Memorial
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September 211 a.m. USS Norris (DD/DDE-859) Wreathlaying
& Plaque Dedication1:30 p.m. USS Oakland (CL-95) Wreathlaying
September 511 a.m. USS Nashville (CL-43) Wreathlaying &
September 99:30 a.m. USS McGowan (DD-678) Wreathlaying
September 11Noon The September Concert: As one of more than
200 concerts performed simultaneously around the country to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The Navy Bands Sea Chanters performed a moving public concert on the Plaza.
September 1510:00 a.m. USS Northhampton (CA-26) and USS
Northampton (CLC-1/CC-1) Plaque Dedication11:00 a.m. USS Stanly (DD-478) Wreathlaying1:00 p.m. POW-MIA Day Wreathlaying3:45 p.m. USS Taussig (DD-746) Wreathlaying
September 1611:00 a.m. USS Miami (CL-89) Wreathlaying
September 207:15 a.m. Fantail Breakfast sponsored by
Northrop Grumman featuring Dr. Delores Etter, Asst. Secretary of Defense (Research, Development & Aquisition)
September 21Noon Lunchtime Lecture with Doug Hubbard,
author of Special Agent, Vietnam
September 2211:00 a.m. USS Colonial (LSD-18) Plaque DedicationNoon Navy Band Concert1:00 p.m. USS Cockrill (DE-398) Plaque Dedication
September 2311:00 a.m. USS Earl V.
Johnson (DE-702) Wreathlaying
1:00 p.m. USS Rankin (AKA/LKA-103) Wreathlaying
September 291:00 p.m. USNTC
October 53:30 p.m. USS Merrick (AKA-97) Wreathlaying
October 610:30 a.m. USS Bristol (DD-857) Plaque Dedication1:00 p.m. USS Enterprise Fire CVA(N)65
Plaque Dedication3:30 p.m. USS Rawlins (APA-226) Wreathlaying
October 711:00 a.m. USS Shenandoah (AD-26) Plaque Dedication
October 102:00 p.m. Capt. Tony E. Pittsey, USNR, Plaque
Dedication with Wreath
October 1310:30 a.m. Navy Lithographers WreathlayingNoon Lunchtime Lecture with Claude Berube,
author of A Call to the Sea1:00 p.m. Navy Birthday Wreathlaying
October 1411:00 a.m. USS Frost (DE-144) Wreathlaying
October 1911:00 a.m. Patrol Squad 8 Wreathlaying
October 201:00 p.m. USS Frontier (AD-25) Plaque Dedication
November 9Noon Lunchtime Lecture with Norman Polmar,
author of Cold War Submarines
November 111:00 p.m. Veterans Day Wreathlaying
November 166:00 p.m. An evening with Jeff Bacon, author of
20 Years of Broadside
December 71:00 p.m. Pearl Harbor Day Commemorative
December 910:00 a.m. Annual Family Holiday Celebration
Fall Events at the Navy Memorial Concert Series & Calendar of Programs
Lone Sailor Awards Dinner On Oct. 25
Mark your calendars for the annual awards dinner to honor our newest inductees: Adm. Willam J. Crowe, USN (Ret.), former Joint Chiefs of Staff and Navy Memorial Board of Directors Chair; The Honorable Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii); and Arnold Red Auerbach, legendary Boston Celtics coach. Call 202-380-0728 for ticket information.
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Web Site Under ConstructionCheck out www.navymemorial.org this fall for a new look and feel! Expect more graphics and easier navigation on your Memorials public web site, as well as weekly content updates.
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John Paul Jones Book Signing Kicks Off Lunchtime Lecture Series
Renowned author (and retired Rear Admiral)
Joseph Callo spoke and signed books at the first
in a series of monthly lunchtime lectures to be
held at the Navy Memorial. A gathering of Navy
Memorial supporters and Penn Quarter neighbors
heard the story of the least understood military
hero of the American Revolution.
Future Lunchtime Lectures (all 12-1 p.m. in
the Naval Heritage Center) include:
Sept. 21 Doug Hubbard, author of Special
Oct. 13 Claude Berube, author of A Call To The Sea
Nov. 9 Norman Polmar, author of Cold War
No RSVP is required bring your lunch!
Annual Golf Tournament Raises $200KMore than 150 golfers enjoyed a day of golf comaraderie
at the 16th annual Navy Memorial Golf Tournament
on June 5, which raised a record amount for our key
educational and commemorative programs. First Place
Net winner was the Lockheed-Martin Corporation team.
Ralph Crowley from the American Beverage Association
(ABA) won the mens longest drive award and Susan
Neely, also from the ABA, wo