Battle of Midway National Memorial

Battle of Midway NM

On September 13, 2000, in recognition of the “heroic courage and sacrifice” of those who fought in the Battle of Midway during World War II, Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt designated Midway Atoll as the Battle of Midway National Memorial. The Battle of Midway, fought from June 4-6, 1942, was one of the most decisive battles of World War II, and proved to be the turning point of the War in the Pacific.

The U.S. Navy recognized the Battle of Midway as one of the two most significant dates in naval history. The Order designated Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge as the Battle of Midway National Memorial, so that the heroic courage and sacrifice of those who fought against overwhelming odds to win an incredible victory will never be forgotten.

Secretary Order 3217 - Designation of the Battle of Midway National Memorial

About the Memorials - Read what is engraved on the memorials

Honoring Our Veterans - Ceremony celebrations over the past 12 years

Remembering the Battle of Midway - Detailed information about the events surrounding the Battle