To honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, Great Neck Library is hosting a lecture on The USS Midway (CV-41) presented by Michael Rodgers at the Main Library at 159 Bayview Ave in Great Neck, on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Commissioned 8 days after the end of World War II, Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, as well as the first U.S. aircraft carrier too big to transit the Panama Canal.
She operated for 47 years, during which time she saw action in the Vietnam War and served as the Pershing Gulf flagship in 1991’s Operation Desert Storm. Decommissioned in 1992, she is now a museum ship at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.
Learn more about the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century often referred to as the ‘USS Never Dock.’
Michael Rodgers was born and raised in New York City. After living in Japan serving in the U.S. Navy, he attended New York University for his undergraduate degree in History and Finance.
He went on to earn an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and worked on Wall Street for more than three decades.
Rodgers has always been passionate about history, art, literature, and theater. His dynamic and engaging lectures appeal to a wide range of audiences.
For more information, please contact Great Neck Library at (516) 466-8055 or email [email protected].