VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
Join us for a fun-filled line-up of virtual and onboard celebrations honoring our service men and women for Veterans Day!
USMC Birthday Ceremony
Visit Midway’s Facebook page to watch a traditional cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Date: Tuesday, November 9Time: 12PM – 12:30PM
NJROTC Drill Meet Competition
NJROTC Drill Meet Competition
Join us and watch local high school NJROTC teams showcase their training, spirit, and test of excellence at an exciting drill meet competition on the flight deck!
This event is included in museum admission.
Date: Saturday, November 20Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Free Veterans Ticket Offer
The USS Midway Museum is offering military veterans and up to four additional family members free admission to the museum on Veterans Day. Must present ID or proof of service at Midway’s ticket booth (this offer is only available at Midway’s ticket booth).
Date: Thursday, November 11Time: 10am – 4pm
NBC & Telemundo 20 Salute to Service Festival
FREE for all Active, Reserve, National Guard, Veterans, and up to four additional family members. Simply show your military ID and join us as we celebrate you & your family. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, as well as free food & drink samples.
Date: Thursday, November 11Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
DUNKIN' Donuts - Donut Eating Contest
Donut Eating Contest
Sign up at the Dunkin’ Donuts booth at the Salute to Service Festival.
Date: Thursday, November 11Time: 2:00 PM
San Diego Blood Bank Veterans Day Blood Drive
Veterans Day Blood Drive
Make a blood donation at the San Diego Blood Mobile on Navy Pier (within the Ace Parking Lot)! Donors receive one free pass to the USS Midway Museum, while supplies last. Picture ID is required for donation. Click here: Schedule Appointment
Date: Thursday, November 11Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Third Squad: Marine Veterans & Americans Experienced in Afghanistan
An important Veterans Day conversation on the American war in Afghanistan with two U.S. Marines who fought there and the journalist who embedded with them.
Led by SDSU military history professor Gregory Daddis
Click here: Learn More
Date: Thursday, November 11Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Chick-Fil-A Military Appreciation Night
Chick-fil-A is helping recognize hundreds of military families for their continued sacrifice and dedication.
Open to military families.
Click for: More Info
Date: Wednesday, November 10Time: 7PM – 10PM
10 am – 4 pm
Open Until 5 pm
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NBC 7 Salute to Service: Lincoln Housing Military Give-a-Way- Nov 7
This year’s Salute to Service Festival has been canceled out of an abundance of caution and in adherence to current government policies regarding COVID-19.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the USS Midway Museum is proud to partner with NBC7 San Diego and Telemundo in assembling and passing out care packs to 100 local military families through Lincoln Military Housing.
The USS Midway invites these 100 families along with all military Veterans to join us onboard for Veterans Day to free admission to the museum.
This Veterans Day, Midway will participate in the World of Warships Virtual Fleet Week to celebrate historic museum ships and to honor U.S. Navy veterans.
This virtual event will feature a mixture of historical footage along with exclusive in-game and CGI footage to recreate the atmosphere of a grand Fleet Week while also paying tribute to the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.
Midway Ship Historian, Karl will also be featured to share more about Midway Magic!
Watch on Twitch or YouTube to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Navy parade online!
As a special thank you for your service to our nation, Active Duty Military and Veterans and up to two additional family members will receive free admission to the USS Midway Museum on November 11, 2020. Must present ID or proof of service at Midway’s Ticket Booth open daily from 10 am – 4 pm.
Fleet Week Boat Parade Viewing – Nov 11, 10 am
Come view the Veterans Day Boat Parade as part of Fleet Week San Diego from the flight deck of the USS Midway!
The Fleet Week San Diego Boat Parade is a community event dedicated to honoring the men and women of our military, past and present. The Parade starts at 10 am and is expected to pass by the Midway at approximately 12 pm!
This viewing opportunity is included in museum admission with all physical distancing protocols upheld. As a result of COVID-19, the museum is at limited capacity. Click here to purchase your ticket for Veterans Day in advance.
Give back on Veterans Day! Stop by the San Diego Blood Bank trailer on Navy Pier (within the Ace Parking Lot) to make a donation! Donors will receive one (1) free pass to the USS Midway Museum, while supplies last.
Get more details below to learn how you can donate!
Explore historic topics with Midway’s Ship Historian and bonafide history expert, Karl Zingheim in our new live lecture series, DESTINATION: MIDWAY.
In celebration of Veterans Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Karl will be interviewing four WWII veterans. Join us to hear their incredible stories of service and sacrifice that will only deepen your appreciation of America’s Greatest Generation on this special holiday. You will also have the chance to ask questions to Karl and our special WWII veterans guests during this livestream!
Join us on the hangar deck to enjoy a patriotically inspired art exhbit by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joe Pisano. Chief Pisano’s art is considered “3D Industrial” and uses a variety of objects including drywall screws, dog tags and golf tees in the creation of his artwork.
This exhibition is included in museum admission. As a result of COVID-19 the museum is at limited capacity. Click here to purchase your ticket for Veterans Day in advance.
BBQ on the Flight Deck- Nov 14 & 15
Midway is happy to partner with local catering companies to bring BBQ to the flight deck! Join us onboard during the second weekend of November and you will be able to indulge in delicious food offerings available for purchase. Some menu items include pulled pork, ribs, chicken, coleslaw and more.
This event is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
NOTE: This is a dining opportunity for museum guests who visit on the selected dates. Items will be available for purchase and are not included in museum admission. As a result of COVID-19, the museum is at limited capacity, so please plan ahead. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance.
United Stories of America
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are thrilled to share the first three episodes of United Stories of America Season 2.
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.