Past Honorees

Since 2007, the Midway American Patriot Award has been awarded to an individual or individuals who exemplify the finest of American ideals, recognizing individual acts as well as cumulative lifetime achievements. Thank you to all of our past honorees, and those to come.

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2007

The first annual Midway American Patriot Award honored the late, legendary performer Bob Hope.

2008

The Award was presented to the living Medal of Honor recipients from World War II.

2009

The Astronauts of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions were honored for their contribution to the Space Program.

2010

The award was presented to Lee Iacocca for his patriotism and dedication to the preservation of the Statue of Liberty.

2011

In keeping with the 100th Centennial of Naval Aviation, two naval aviators, Senator John McCain and Vice Admiral James Stockdale were honored for their sacrifices to our nation.

2012

The award was presented to two distinguished Marine Corps veterans, former California Governor, Senator, and San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson; and Baseball Hall of Fame Sportscaster Jerry Coleman in honor of the Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation.

2013

Mr. Malin Burnham accepted the Award for his lifetime achievements in the local San Diego area.

2014

The Award was dedicated to the surviving heroes of the Battle of Midway of which our ship was named. Honorees representing so many included: Jeff Blackman, Elton Frazier, Rudy Matz, Edward McKenna, Andy Mills, Charles Monroe M.D., and Ervin Wendt.

2015

The Award was accepted on behalf of the Greatest Generation, and all WWII Veterans, by Stuart Hedley and Lincoln Ward, who collectively served from the first day, to the last day of WWII – from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day.

2016

The Award was presented to Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole for their ‘Legacy of Service.’

2017

The Award was dedicated to Naval Aviator Vietnam prisoners of war and was accepted by Will Abbott, Jack Ensch, Ev Southwick, and Bill Stark.

CONTACT

Midway American Patriot Award Gala
Norma Nicolls, Director
910 N Harbor Dr San Diego, CA 92101
nnicolls@midway.org
(619) 398-8294