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, […]

Bringing history to life: 1st Marine Division Meet and Greet

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Wednesday, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum hosted a Meet and Greet event with six 1st Marine Division veterans. Three of the Marines fought in Vietnam, two fought in the Korean War, and one fought in World War II. Each of the men sat down and fielded questions from a crowd of people who […]

Taking a walk down memory lane, a former sailor retraces his steps after 60 years

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The sailors have been replaced by tourists, the bomb elevator replaced by one that now carries only families, but for Allan Eisenecker much of the USS YORKTOWN remains as it was more than 62 years ago, when he walked aboard the ship while serving in the U.S. Navy in the 1950’s. “I was a Machinist’s […]