Honoring the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

Join us as we go back in time to when peace returned to the world. Help us honor the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII during the months of August and September.

Scroll down to commemorate this historic anniversary with us. Honor a World War II Veteran on our WWII Honor Wall, learn about the Battle of Midway from Midway’s Ship Historian, visit the ship for an never-before-seen augmented reality experience, and more!

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End of WWII Anniversary Ceremony: Facebook Live Aug 14 at 9 AM PDT

End of WWII Anniversary Ceremony: Facebook Live

To kick off this important line-up of commemorative activities honoring the significance of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII, tune in to a Facebook Live stream on August 14, 2020 at 9 am PDT. This live stream will feature special announcements and a modified ceremony to honor WWII veterans in attendance. Due to safety restrictions, spectators are not permitted. 

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The World War II Wall of Honor Honor Your WWII Hero

World War II Wall of Honor

As we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, join us in creating a WWII Wall of Honor. Click below to submit your WWII hero past or present.

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Destination: Midway A Live Video Series With Historian, Karl

Destination: Midway

Explore historic topics with Midway’s Ship Historian and bonafide history buff, Karl Zingheim in our new live lecture series, Destination: Midway.

Learn more about moments in history in a fun engaging way with a true expert in the comfort of your home.

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Karl's Korner Read the Latest Blog by Ship Historian, Karl

Karl’s Korner

To honor the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, read monthly historical blogs by Midway’s Ship Historian, Karl Zingheim.

AMERICAN WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

USS Midway Celebrating 75 Years Happy Birthday, Midway Magic!

USS Midway Celebrating 75 Years

Celebrate Midway’s 75th birthday on September 10 with us! Stay tuned for more details about a special commemorative challenge coin give-a-way onboard and more!

Battle of Midway AR Extreme! Watch History Come to Life!

Battle of Midway AR Extreme!

Join us onboard for an exclusive augmented reality (AR) exhibition designed for families and history lovers of all ages who want to experience the magic of technology through the comfort and safety of their own electronic devices. Watch a U.S. Navy F4F Wildcat fighter plane best the seemingly unstoppable Japanese A6M Zero in air-to-air combat. Interact with virtual 3D aircraft and ships from the Battle of Midway while hearing the rumbles of WWII aerial bombardment and take in our rich historical narrative. Come onboard to embrace the legacy of the Navy’s most notorious battle at the USS Midway Museum.

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HONOR YOUR WORLD WAR II HERO

Pay tribute to a WWII Veteran past or present on our World War II Honor Wall as we remember the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II.

WWII Wall of Honor

As we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, join us in creating a Wall of Honor in tribute to America’s Greatest GenerationClick below to submit your WWII hero past or present, or simply type in a message of thanks to the brave men and women who had a role in World War II

Help Us Navigate Dangerous Seas

We are doing all we can to honor and preserve the historic Midway as America’s living symbol of freedom as we continue to navigate through uncharted waters.

Your ship not only embodies the spirit San Diego’s naval history, but is a proud symbol of strength, peace and freedom for the nation. Your support to keep her strong during these challenging times is greatly appreciated.

Your contribution consideration means the world to us.

TUNE IN ON FACEBOOK LIVE

To kick off this important line-up of commemorative activities honoring the significance of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII, tune in to a Facebook Live stream on August 14, 2020 at 9 am PDT. This livestream will feature special announcements and a modified ceremony to honor WWII veterans in attendance. Due to safety restrictions, spectators are not permitted. 

WATCH OUR END OF WWII CEREMONY LIVESTREAM

Watch the live stream ceremony announcing Midway’s lineup of commemorative activities highlighting the significance of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII. This modified ceremony was held on August 14, 2020 to honor WWII veterans in attendance. Due to public health and safety protocols, spectators were not permitted. 

LOCATION

USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

EVENT

Sadly, this event has been cancelled. Please check back here for updates regarding this event or the reopening of the USS Midway Museum.

ADMISSION

Sadly, this event has been cancelled. Please check back here for updates regarding this event or the reopening of the USS Midway Museum.

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LEARN MORE FROM OUR HISTORIAN

Read selections from Ship Historian, Karl Zingheim’s blog Karl’s Korner.

AMERICAN WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II

Hello, Midway Family! Welcome back to “Karl’s Korner”, a historical segment written by myself, Karl Zingheim – Ship Historian of the USS Midway Museum. In honor of both Women’s History month, and the recent passing of Rosalind Walter, who inspired the “Rosie the Riveter” wartime song, I wanted to look back upon the immense female contributions to America’s war effort in World War II. I invite you all to look back with me…
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“ROSIE” AND THE FIRST CARRIER MIDWAY

Hello and welcome back to “Karl’s Korner”, a historical segment written by myself, Karl Zingheim – Ship Historian of the USS Midway Museum! In light of March being National Women’s History Month and March 21 being National Rosie the Riveter Day, I am proud to share a look back in time highlighting “Rosie” and the first carrier!…
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WELCOMING THE TBD DEVASTATOR

Hello and welcome back to “Karl’s Korner”, a historical segment written by myself, Karl Zingheim – Ship Historian of the USS Midway Museum! Today, I am excited to discuss Midway’s newest exhibit a very special replica unlike any other in the world…
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THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

Hello and welcome to this month’s “Karl’s Korner”, a historical segment written by myself, Karl Zingheim – Ship Historian of the USS Midway Museum! As we embark on a new month, we look back 75 years ago at a moment in history that changed the course of so many lives.
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