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Navy Memorial: 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Ceremony
May 1, 2012 @ 11:00 am
The United States Navy Memorial Foundation, Naval District Washington and the Australian Embassy welcome you to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, with a Service and Parade.
The Battle of the Coral Sea took place between 3 and 10 May 1942 and was a major air and naval engagement of World War II and the first Naval Battle where the ships of the opposing sides never encountered each other. The outcome of the battle, a strategic victory for the Allies, shaped the subsequent Battle of Midway and ultimately the larger strategic campaign that would unfold over the next three years, leading to the defeat of Imperial Japan in 1945. Moreover, it created a bond between the Navies of the United States and Australia that has influenced the relationship between the two countries ever since.
The General Public is welcome to attend the outdoor ceremony on the Navy Memorial Plaza.
Please visit the United States Navy Memorial website for more information.