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Battle of Midway Proclamation 2017 

BATTLE OF MIDWAY DAY

PROCLAMATION

5 June 2017


A PROCLAMATION BY THE UNITED STATES NAVY’S CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

WHEREAS, THE UNITED STATES NAVY RECOGNIZES THE GREAT SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY AS ONE OF THE GREATEST VICTORIES IN ITS HISTORY AND IN THAT OF OUR GREAT NATION;

WHEREAS, THE SAILORS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THEIR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY, AND NOW TAKE TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR FOREBEARS WHO SET THE STANDARDS OF SERVICE AND SACRIFICE THAT FORM THE HALLMARKS OF OUR RICH NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE;

WHEREAS, WE SET FORTH RESOLUTELY TO PRESERVE AND CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY'S MANY HEROES AND THEIR INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NAVY AND OUR NATION;

WHEREAS, WE USE THE MODEL OF DETERMINATION, ZEAL, AND VALOR FROM OUR PAST TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN M. RICHARDSON, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME DO HEREBY PROCLAIM 5 JUNE 2017, BATTLE OF MIDWAY COMMEMORATION DAY, AND CALL UPON ALL SAILORS TO TAKE PART IN THIS CEREMONY AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE LED THE WAY THROUGH THEIR BRAVERY AND WHO HAVE SACRIFICED TO MAKE OURS THE WORLD'S GREATEST NAVY.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND THIS FIFTH DAY OF JUNE, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, THE TWO-HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIRST YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

 

                                                                                                              John M. Richardson

                                                                                                              Admiral

                                                                                                              United States Navy

Published: Wed Nov 01 14:19:03 EDT 2017