Naval Base Kitsap to observe Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00
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KITSAP
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Naval Base Kitsap to observe Battle of Midway 76th Anniversary
NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. – Capt. John Kurtz, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) executive officer, will be the keynote speaker during the 76th Anniversary Battle of Midway Remembrance Ceremony, Thursday, June 7 at 1 p.m. on the Bremerton waterfront boardwalk.
The Battle of Midway is regarded as one of the Navy’s and the nation’s most historically significant naval victories. The battle occurred June 3-7, 1942, and changed the tide of the war in the Pacific and the course of world history.
To remember and honor the sacrifices of those who participated, a wreath laying ceremony will be conducted. Navy Band Northwest will provide music, and the Scorpions of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132), out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, will deliver an EA-18G Growler flyover.
The event is open to the public. World War II veterans who would like to attend the ceremony are asked to call (360) 627-4000 for more information.
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Naval Base Kitsap supports the Navy by providing reliable and timely base operating services for our ships, submarines and shore commands in Bangor, Bremerton, Keyport and Manchester. NBK provides critical services, programs and facilities that meet the needs of hosted warfighting commands and installation employees. NBK will continue to be the best place to serve in the Navy.