A Battle of Midway commemoration will be held tomorrow, June 3, at 10 a.m., aboard USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.
Rear Adm. Dell Bull, chief of Naval Air Training, will be the keynote speaker. Also speaking will be Col. C. Wade Hasle, commanding officer, Marine Aviation Training Support Group-22, and Capt. Steve Banta, commanding officer, NAS Corpus Christi.
Additionally, there will be a wreath laying from the Lexington into the Corpus Christi Bay followed by a moment of silence for those who lost their lives during the battle and World War II. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will provide music.
The Battle of Midway was fought June 3-7, 1942, near the island of Midway in the central Pacific Ocean. The ceremony honors that battle, which is considered the turning point in the war in the Pacific, as the U.S. achieved its first major victory after the attack on Pearl Harbor and inflicted a decisive defeat on the Japanese fleet. The ceremony will also honor the veterans of World War II, who continued to battle for more than three additional years before Japan finally surrendered.
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