Yorktown CV-10 Association Meet & Greet held Saturday

A highlight of the 66th Annual Yorktown CV-10 Association Reunion this past weekend was the “Meet & Greet” held Saturday onboard the 71-year old ship.  The table of former shipmates available to talk with museum guests included “plank owners” who were the first to serve on the ship in 1943, as well as sailors who […]

Come meet true heroes of the USS Yorktown on Saturday

More than 100 former shipmates of the USS Yorktown will gather at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum this weekend for the 66th Annual USS Yorktown CV-10 Association reunion. One of the highlights of the reunion, for attendees and museum visitors, is the “Meet and Greet” session that will take place on Saturday, October 18 […]

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Leaves Lasting Impression at Patriots Point

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall memorial packed up and left town on Sunday afternoon, but its impact will linger for all who came to see it. Veterans, civilians and people of all ages came to view the wall while it was on display from Thursday, October 9 at 5 p.m. until it […]

Work continues on schedule for new Vietnam Experience exhibit

Efforts to create a more inclusive and interactive Vietnam Experience exhibit are well underway at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.   The new exhibit is on schedule to open in November. It will include replicas of a Vietnam-era U.S. Navy advanced tactical support base (Brown Water Navy) and a U.S. Marine Corps artillery firebase. The […]

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 […]