Midway American Patriot Award Gala

The 9th annual Midway American Patriot Award Gala took place Sept. 3 on the Flight Deck, USS Midway Museum.

This year, the gala honored WWII heroes, Stuart N. Hedley and Lincoln Ward for their service and sacrifice. The 70th anniversary of the end of WWII was also celebrated. Event proceeds benefit the Midway’s “No Child Left Ashore” Scholarship Fund, enabling low-income San Diego County schools to bring over 50,000 students annually aboard to participate in Midway’s on-board science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

The event features black tie or vintage ’40s attire. For more information, visit or

Photos by Vincent Andrunas.