Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region

Battle of Midway National Memorial

On September 13, 2000, Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt designated the lands and waters of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge as the Battle of Midway National Memorial, “so that the heroic courage and sacrifice of those who fought against overwhelming odds to win an incredible victory will never be forgotten.” This is the first National Memorial to be designated on a National Wildlife Refuge.

Numerous historic sites portraying man’s history on the islands since the early 1900’s are protected by the Fish and WIldlife Service, including several World War II defensive positions that were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Last updated: June 23, 2008

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