Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
Did you happen to see our Twitter page on Midway but didn’t want to read all 712 tweets? Here is a nice recap of one of the greatest naval battles in history, condensed to just 35 tweets.
Admiral John Harvey gave a wonderful speech at last night’s Midway Celebration Dinner at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington. Admiral Harvey focused on the real reason for the victory at Midway: the sailors and marines that fought - not the machines. Without the decisions that sailors like Wade McClusky, Eugene Lindsey, and Admiral Spruance made the morning of the 4th, victory would have been unlikely for the American Fleet. To the men who fought that day, and to the many more that gave their last measure of devotion to the preservation of freedom that morning.
Summertime is here! Time to have some fun in sun, even if you are a U.S. Navy sailor! Here are 9 things that we all do that sailors enjoy as well!
In case you haven’t seen, we have started a new Twitter Page, NHFTweetsMidway - we are living tweeting the events and actions surrounding the Battle of Midway as if it was 1942! Day-by-Day, minute-by-minute…follow the action!
Here is a sample of some of the tweets we have been sending.
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Image: SBD “Dauntless” dive bombers from USS Hornet(CV-8) approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the early afternoon of 6 June 1942. (NHHC Photo #: 80-G-17054)