Anzio Beachhead Veterans of WWII gather for final reunion

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, 23 veterans who served together during the World War II Operation Shingle on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy came together on the USS Yorktown for what will likely be their final reunion.   During Operation Shingle, soldiers landed on the west coast of Italy at Anzio, roughly 30 miles south of […]

Young “Champion” Tours the USS Yorktown

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum enjoys regular visits from amazing heroes and veterans, but on Monday, May 4, 2015 we hosted a champion ambassador, Hunter Taylor.  In his six years, Hunter has endured more surgeries and faced more medical obstacles than most see in a lifetime.  A resident of Summerville, SC, Hunter was born […]

Medal of Honor Museum to close a week for upgrades

The Medal of Honor Museum located onboard the USS Yorktown will be closed from Sunday, May 10 through Sunday, May 17, 2015.  This closure is necessary to perform software and hardware upgrades to exhibits throughout the museum.  The Medal of Honor Museum is scheduled to re-open on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. This […]

Hundreds attend Welcome Home Party for Vietnam veterans

More than 700 people–veterans, family members and thankful citizens–gathered on Friday evening April 24, 2015 to give thanks to the veterans who served our country bravely in the Vietnam War.  When these veterans returned home from service, they were not warmly welcomed and thanked for their sacrifice.  Many of these veterans were drafted into service, and answered […]

Battle of Ia Drang Valley Symposium recalls intense Vietnam War fight

It has been nearly 50 years since the men of the 7th Cavalry leaped out of their helicopters and onto the soil of the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam, but one thing remains clear.  These men are brothers.  They are bound together by their experiences – and for many, it all began with those three […]

Battle of Okinawa Memorial Held 70 Years After Kamikaze Attack on USS Laffey

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, seven World War II veterans who served in the Okinawa campaign assembled on the fantail of the USS Yorktown overlooking the USS Laffey to remember their brothers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Okinawa.  From April 1 to June 22, 1945, more than 12,000 American lives were […]

Large audience comes to see Heroes of Iwo Jima: 70 Years Later

Hundreds attended the Heroes of Iwo Jima Symposium onboard the USS Yorktown on Thursday, March 5, 2015 to hear a first-hand account from three veterans who served in that iconic battle. Hershel “Woody” Williams, USMC is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient to have been awarded that honor for valor in the Battle of […]

‘Welcome Home Party You Never Got’ for Vietnam Veterans

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and the USS Yorktown Foundation welcome all Vietnam veterans, and those who wish to honor their service, to The Welcome Home Party You Never Got on April 24th, 2015 from 7:00-10:30 PM.  It will be an opportunity to celebrate our Vietnam veterans and thank them for their service to this country. […]