All the blood, sweat and tears that went into making the Midway-Class 3 Sisters reunion a huge success paid off, for it turned out to be one of the most memorable Navy reunions of all time, one for the ages, historical, setting a new gold standard for what a Navy reunion is all about. There may never be another 3 Sisters reunion, but if that is the case, there will always be this one to look back on. It was something to behold! And those veterans from the Midway, FDR and Coral Sea can be proud!
So now, the MVA is moving on, heading for new adventures and challenges. At the 3 Sisters reunion, our members voted to hold the next MVA reunion in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area on the East Coast, in the fall of 2020. We look forward to providing a venue at this reunion for the many Midway veterans east of the Mississippi River who don't have a chance to get out west. They are dedicated and proud of their service aboard Midway, and we invite them to attend our 2020 reunion with their family members and guests. And remember, you don't have to be an MVA member to attend our reunions, just a Midway veteran. We welcome all who served aboard the "Magic" during her 47 years of service to her country.
There will be much more information on MVA's 2020 reunion to follow, Shipmates! Stayed tuned.
If you have questions about MVA reunions, contact Vice-President of Reunions Jim Hayter at phone no. 703-264-0542 or email him at email@example.com.
Note: If you couldn't attend the 3 sisters reunion, we recommend that you relive it by watching the outstanding video that was produced about it, which is now available and playing to rave reviews across the full spectrum of Midway-Class veterans. A copy can be yours by calling or emailing Creative Video at firstname.lastname@example.org. Price of the DVD is $20, plus shipping and tax.
Are You a Midway Veteran? If so, click here to download the membership application to join the USS Midway Veterans Association. Pay your dues online by credit card as described above or complete the application form by hand and mail it, along with your check (payable to the MVA), to the address on the form. The membership fees (dues) we collect help offset the costs of writing, producing and mailing our quarterly newsletter and the many other costs associated with hosting our reunions. You don't have to be a member of the MVA to attend our reunions, just a Midway Veteran. Our three membership categories are described on the application form. We welcome all Midway veterans, regardless of their other Midway affiliations. Note: the USS Midway Veterans Association is a 501(c)(19) not-for-profit organization; our membership fees are tax-deductible as provided by law. We proudly donate 20 percent of our annual membership fees to the USS Midway Museum’s Education Scholarship Fund and Midway Preservation Endowment.