VF-14 Tophatters Land Onboard Yorktown!

Today a group of former VF-14 pilots from the 1950′s arrived at Patriots Point for a reunion on the USS Yorktown (CV-10). VF-14 is the Navy’s oldest active duty fighter squadron and is still in existence today as VFA-15. Most of this group of Tophatters had flown with the squadron during the 1950 to 1957 […]

The Pacific HBO Series: Part 1 and 2

The new HBO 10 part miniseries on The Pacific has been out for two weeks now with Parts 1 and 2 showing the last two Sundays. The story of our Pacific War is seen through the eyes of three young Marines: Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge. The series incorporates historical backgrounds of the […]

Blue Angels at Patriots Point, 17-18 April!!!

The world famous Blue Angels, the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Team, will be performing over Charleston Harbor next to the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point on 17 and 18 April from 2 to 3 PM. At the end of World War II, the Chief of Naval Operations, Chester W. Nimitz, ordered the formation of […]

New Patriots Point Education Center Complete!

The new high technology Patriots Point Education Center was officially opened last night (see Post and Courier article here). The new center was built with donations from the Patriots Point Foundation, World War II veterans groups and several major donors, including the town of Mount Pleasant, Piggly Wiggly, Santee Cooper, Force Protection, Regions Bank, Carolina […]

HBO and Patriots Point

HBO invites you to thank our Veterans and Active Military The Pacific, a 10-part miniseries event, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producers of Band of Brothers, tracks the intertwined journeys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone across the vast canvas of the Pacific […]

March Volunteer Profile – Rudy Toldrain

Rudy Toldrain is our longest serving volunteer at Patriots Point. He grew up in Nutley, New Jersey and graduated from high school in 1944. Rudy was accepted into the Merchant Marine radio school at Sheepshead Bay, New York in November 1944 and after successfully completing the course was sent to advanced radio school at Hoffman […]

Laffey celebrates 66 years!

On Tuesday, the USS Laffey celebrated its 66th year since commissioning at Bath, Maine in 1944. The ship was opened Tuesday for a special media tour while at the South Carolina Ports Authority Pier November at the old Naval Base in North Charleston. It has been nearly five months since the legendary destroyer left Patriots […]

Happy 100th birthday to the Boy Scouts of America

Nobody knew it at the time, but when American businessman William Boyce lost his way in the London fog in 1909 and was guided to his destination by a boy explaining he was a Scout that this would lead to the American Boy Scout movement. The following year on February 8, 1910, papers incorporating the […]

Bridge floats past Yorktown!

I don’t think this will happen again for a long time, but today a bridge floated by the Yorktown at Patriots Point. It is the replacement bridge for the old Ben Sawyer bridge linking Sullivan’s Island to mainland Mount Pleasant.  The original bridge was built during World War II and was made famous when Hurricane […]