Midway is not only a Fish and Wildlife Refuge but also a National Memorial for the Battle of Midway which took place 76 years ago on June 4th 1942.
During our orientation here we watch a video of some veterans who lived out here talking about the friends they lost. They paid the ultimate sacrifice to help us win this battle that was a turning point for the Us during WW2 shortly after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Everyday I see signs of that battle that was fought here. Amazing that this tiny little island of sand sitting on top of an old coral reef could be so important to our nation’s security.