Kim Kendall, VP Public Relations for the St Augustine Navy League, has invited all veterans, either currently serving, or who have served in prior conflicts, to participate in an evening that includes fine dining and a memorable program in commemoration of the historic Battle of Midway.
Tickets are now on sale for the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner and Program being held this year on Saturday, June 7th 2014, at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St Augustine. Cocktails begin at 5:00 p.m., dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.
“The evening will be emotional and patriotic, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with survivors of what historians call one of the U. S. Navy’s greatest sea victories and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific,” Kendall told local Historic City News reporters.
Tickets are mandatory and seating is by reservation only. Ticket sales will end May 30th, unless seating capacity is reached before that date.
The invited keynote speaker is Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations.
The Navy Band will perform all the Service Songs, and there will be numerous historical displays. Medal of Honor recipients and former Prisoners of War from the local area will also be in attendance.
“Come meet these National Treasures and hear their adventures first hand,” Kendall added.
Ticket prices for Active Duty and Spouses:
E-6 and below – $25
E-7 to O3 – $40
O4 to O5 – $50
O6 and above – $65
Prices for Civilians and Retirees – $65
Tickets may be purchased from the following locations:
NAVY LEAGUE MAYPORT
Bob Price, Phone 904-246-9982 or 904-718-2118
NAVY LEAGUE ST AUGUSTINE
Bill Dudley, Phone 904-806-4712 or 904-794-7814
Make checks payable to Navy League Midway Dinner. Ask about appropriate dress for your rank when making your reservations and purchasing your tickets. Visit our website at www.mayportnlus.org for more information.