At the Clinton Library Friday, 12 surviving members were honored for their service in the pacific.
The Battle of Midway stopped the Japanese eastern attack and turned the tide of the war in the pacific.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor spoke to the survivors. "It's just a time to honor them and to let them know once again how much we, the American public and subsequent generations of Americans apprecaite what they did for our country," he says.
The historic importance of Midway is recognized by the U.S. Navy annually in October and on the anniversary, June 4.