The following list of commemoration events is provided via the Battle of Midway Roundtable:

The organizers for the BOM commemorations at Pearl Harbor, Washington, Houston, and Chino are seeking BOM veterans, historians, authors, etc. who might be willing to serve as panelists or otherwise as participants. Additionally, BOM vets are especially welcome as honored guests at any of the commemoration events. Contact the editor for info on any event listed below.




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  • Jim Dolbow

    Thanks for sharing SJS! I am seriously giving thought to doing the Midway Island tour next year!

  • Byron

    I had a chance to do the one at Mayport last year, with the CNO as the guest speaker. Unfortunately, I had planned a vacation with my wife and could not go. I’m still kicking myself in the butt! Of course, the upside is, I’m still breathing, which I would not be if I had told the wife I wasn’t going ;)

  • http://www.karetkamidway.com PETER E. KARETKA , EX SM1/C 1940 TO 1946

    I am a combatant and survivor of the B-O-M- . I am an eye witness to the entire battle from 4 June to 7 June , when CV-5 SANK BOW bow first at 06:59 on 7 JUNE .For many years I have requested of SECNAV to be a guest speaker at the commemoration at the USN Memorial.I have been denied this honor , because I dispute the USN WRITINGS AND THEIR ROLLED OVER PHOTOS CLAIMING IT IS THE USS YORKTOWN CV-5 BEFORE SINKING . PLEASE VIEW MY WEB SITE ADDRESS FOLLOWS http://www.karetkamidway.com
    In 2005 I ATTENDED THE CEREMONY .NOT AT ANY TIME DID I DISTURB THE CEREMONY. UPON THE CHIEF ANNOUNCING THIS CONCLUDES THE SERVICE.
    I STOOD UP SAYING THE USN AND THIS GOVERNMENT IS LYING TO THE PEOPLE. USN OFFICIALS SENT TWO SECURITY PERSONEL OUT TO SILENCE ME . THEY INITIATED THE CONTACT, ONE HIT ME ACROSS THE THROAT WITH HIS FORE ARM, ACROSS THE THROAT , KNOCKING ME OUT COLD .
    NO ASSIST FROM FROM ANY BODY. I WAS INJURED .

    I SURE WOULD LIKE TO BE GIVEN THE OPPURTUNITY TO GIVE THE PEOPLE MY AYE WITNESS ACCOUNT’S. USN WRITINGS ARE HEAR SAY. THANK YOU.
    FLAG’S KARETKA . STILL TRYING FOR THE TRUTH .

  • http://www.karetkamidway.com PETER E. KARETKA , EX SM1/C 1940 TO 1946

    PETER E. KARETKA, NICE WRITE UP IN THE SPRINGFIELD, MA REPUBLICAN.
    DATED JULY 11,2010. COMPILED BY WAYNE PHANEUF, EXECUTIVE EDITOR.
    TITLED ‘DEFENDER of a graceful lady ‘ .

    Also had a visit with the head Historian at the USN-WC at Newport , RI. This was for an oral history presentation .Also
    donated , dioramas of CV-5 sinking BOW FIRST, plus letters and photos. This now becomes available for historians and writers.
    requested sponsorship to be a guest speaker at the 2010 anniversary memorial service, top USN command refused me. The reason, I would speak the truth. USS YORKTOWN CV-5 sank BOW FIRST at 06:59 June 7, as written in my notes made at that time.
    I SEEK THE PEOPLES HELP, WRITE TO USN COMMAND AND INSIST ON THE TRUTH IN DISCUSSION WITH ME. WHEN I GO ON ETERNAL PATROL THE TRUTH TO THIS BATTLE WILL BE BURIED WITH ME. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH TO THIS BATTLE. THANK YOU. FLAG’S ‘K’

  • http://www.karetkamidway.com PETER E. KARETKA , EX SM1/C 1940 TO 1946

    THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO POST MY COMMENTS ON THIS SITE. I AM STILL AMAZED THAT THIS GOV. AND USN REFUSE TO GIVE THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH . REQUESTED EARLY ON IN 2010 TO BE SPONSORED AS A GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE 2010 ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION SERVICE , DENIED BY ADMIRAL ROUGH HEAD . HE BSTOWED THAT HONOR ON TWO HIGH EXECUTIVES OF COMPANY’S , I KNOW THEY WERE NOT AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY. BUT I AS AN EYE WITNESS, AM DENIED THAT HONOR. THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ON THIS BATTLE.

    TO THE READERS, PLEASE WRITE TO USN COMMAND TO SPONSOR ME AS A GUEST SPEAKER IN 2011. THE PEOPLE MUST KNOW THE TRUTH. TK’S

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