Midway American Patriot Award Gala

The 11th annual Midway American Patriot Award Gala was held Aug. 31 aboard the USS Midway Museum. The Midway American Patriot Award honors “extraordinary individuals who exemplify the finest of American ideals, recognizing individual acts as well as cumulative lifetime achievement.” This year the gala honored the Naval Aviator Vietnam Prisoners of War.

Event proceeds benefit the “No Child Left Ashore” scholarship fund aboard Midway. These scholarships benefit tens of thousands of students annually from underserved San Diego County schools to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) aboard Midway. Visit