USS Laffey Reunion Holds Memorial Service

Every year, former shipmates of the USS Laffey gather together for a reunion.  While a reunion provides a happy occasion for former shipmates to reconnect and reminisce while sharing memories of their time served aboard the same ship, it also allows for a more solemn event.  Each year, the Laffey’s shipmates take time to remember […]

American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall Coming to Patriots Point

The largest traveling replica of the iconic Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime museum Oct. 9-12. The 360-foot long, eight-foot tall American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Wall is 80 percent scale of the memorial in Washington D.C. It contains the names of every one of the 58,272 […]

Patriots Point remembers the victims of 9/11

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum hosted a memorial service this morning to remember the day that forever changed our country, September 11, 2001. The brief ceremony began at 8:45 a.m. alongside the lowered American flag on the landside of the museum, to mark the moment the first plane struck the World Trade Center […]

USS Hyman veterans bring reunion to Patriots Point

Four years after he first served on the USS Hyman DD-732 in 1944, Bob Moldenhauer met up with a former ship mate, Frank Brophy, for dinner in New York.  They enjoyed the time they spent reminiscing and thought it would be even better if more ship mates and all of their wives were there too.  […]

Patriots Point to Honor Victims of 9/11 with Special Remembrance Ceremony

On Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8:45 a.m. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will hold a ceremony in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who were murdered 13 years ago in the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard United Airlines Flight 93. The free ceremony will […]

Georgia Lottery films commercial on USS YORKTOWN

Today a film crew shot a commercial for the Georgia Lottery aboard the USS YORKTOWN.  The commercial revolves around the lottery mascot “Kevin” and his mission to be a Top Gun pilot.  For the morning’s film session, Kevin was actually played by a female goat, Cricket.  Decked out in her own flight suit, she seemed quite […]

Town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France visits Patriots Point

On Sunday, August 31 onboard the USS YORKTOWN, the mayor of Sainte-Mère-Église, Jean Quétier was presented a key to the Town of Mt. Pleasant by councilman Elton Carrier. Councilman Carrier also issued a proclamation announcing August 31, 2014 as the Town of Sainte-Mère-Église Day. The French town was the first to be liberated from Nazi […]

Patriots Point to Host Special Ceremony for Visitors from the First French Town Liberated In WWII, Sainte-Mère-Église

On Sunday, Aug. 31 the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a special ceremony for 20 French citizens who are visiting Charleston from the Town of Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy, France. Sainte-Mère-Église was the first French town to be liberated from Nazi Germany by U.S. troops in World War II after D-Day. Several people […]

Tin Can Sailors Visit During Annual Reunion

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The Tin Can Sailors, a national organization for destroyer veterans, visited Patriots Point today as part of their annual reunion.  While onboard the USS YORKTOWN, the group held their annual memorial service.  “It is a memorial for destroyer members who have gone on before us,” said Tin Can Sailors Executive Director Terry Miller.  Members tossed […]

Patriots Point Selects Bennett Hospitality as Developer of Waterfront Property

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board of Directors selected Bennett Hospitality as developer for approximately 50 acres of highland property owned by the PPDA. The decision is subject to the approval of a 99-year lease. Bennett Hospitality is one of the largest locally owned development and real estate companies in Charleston, S.C. In addition, […]