On Dec. 7, 1941, the same day that Pearl Harbor was attacked, Midway was also attacked by two Japanese ships. First Lt. George H. Cannon was mortally wounded and became the first U.S. Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in WWII. I've got a short version of the story in a photo below.
We had a visit from some of our Washington D.C. staff, regional staff, our new monument superintendent, and one of the Assistant Secretaries of the Interior. It's always good to have people in the organization see what we do out here at one of the most unique wildlife refuges in the country.
The Thai King's birthday was on Dec 5th. There's usually a celebration on island for that. This year we had a presentation and food and drink at one of the Thai houses.