On 4 June 1942, six months after the devastating attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto launched a surprise attack on the Allied base at Midway Island, hoping to replicate his earlier success. This time, the United States was prepared. In the ensuing Battle of Midway, fought from 4-6 June, the United States Navy achieved the first major victory for the Allies in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War, defeating the Japanese Navy in what has been called “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare." On Wednesday, June 8, Hampton Roads Naval Museum’s Director of Education, Laura Lawfer Orr, will speak about the battle, and share first-hand accounts by the sailors who were there. The program will be presented virtually via Zoom.