The Foundation has always had as one of its missions to provide an incentive for younger generations to learn about the battle of Midway, the heroism that was displayed there, and how the American victory there secured democracy for the western world. Indeed, if the Allied forces had not prevailed in World War II, democracy as we know it would have been destroyed, because the dictators of the world would have succeeded.
To that end, the Foundation has sponsored the Battle of Midway Essay Contest in various educational venues. Most currently, the Foundation has been working with the U.S. Naval Academy to establish and maintain the Battle of Midway Essay Contest there. Vice Admiral W.E. Carter, Jr, Superintendent of the Naval Academy has placed the Foundation’s award on the official list of prizes awarded during the annual Commissioning Week at the Naval Academy. In addition, the Foundation has reached out to the U.S. Naval War College to sponsor the contest in that institution as well. After submitting an Essay on the Battle of Midway, winners are selected by faculty of the institution, and receive the sterling silver Battle of Midway coin, designed and commissioned by IMMF founder James M. D’Angelo, M.D.