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Posted on Jun 5, 2012 in Stuff We Like

70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

By Armchair General

June 4–7, 2012, mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, often called the turning point in the Pacific War and "the miracle at Midway." U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) John Antal, who has authored a number of articles for Armchair General, sent us a link to this Department of Defense picture in which a Navy and Marine Corps color guard display the colors on the USS Arizona Memorial as participants sing the national anthem during a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway in Honolulu, June 4, 2012. World War II veterans, civilian guests and service members assigned to military bases on Hawaii gathered at the memorial for the event.


Click on this link to the Naval History & Heritage Command page to learn more about the Battle of Midway and see more images.