October 9, 2014
The largest traveling replica of the iconic Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime museum Oct. 9-12. A special opening ceremony is planned for the evening of Thursday, October 9, 2014. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include Medal of Honor Recipient Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, several state and local officials and a performance by the Official Parris Island Marine Band.
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 men and women who died in the more than decade long war. The exhibit will be free and available to visitors around the clock from 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9 to 12:00 p.m. Sunday, October 12 in The Grove at Patriots Point. Rubbing sheets and pencils will be provided.
This event is part of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s ongoing efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War over the next few years.
October 9, 2014 – October 12, 2014
The largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum from October 9th – 12th. The replica is a 80% scale of the actual wall in Washington D.C., and will be free to view. It includes the names of more than 58,000 fallen heroes.
September 11, 2014
Join us as we remember the day that changed America – September 11, 2001. The public is invited to gather at 8:30 a.m. beneath the flagpole in front of the museum gift shop for a brief service, including a moment of silence at 8:46 — the moment the first plane struck the World Trade Center. There is no charge to attend this event. Also, museum visitors on that day can visit Hangar Bay III to view a short video remembering the day 13 years ago. The museum will make available flowers that guests can toss into the harbor in remembrance of a loved one and all who died. More details will be made available shortly.
August 13, 2014
Marines from all eras who are participating in the 67th annual 1st Marine Division reunion will be visiting the USS YORKTOWN. They will tour the ship and share their memories with guests visiting the museum. The group will also have lunch together on the aircraft carrier.
July 1, 2014
Tuesday, July 1 the Air National Guard Band of the South will be performing onboard the USS YORKTOWN. The 40-member band will play four 20-minute sets every hour starting at 11 a.m. The Band of the South is based out of the McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, TN.
The concert will be included in the normal Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum admission fee.
June 6, 2014
The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is commemorating the special 70th anniversary of D-Day by hosting a symposium that will feature guest speakers who served on board the USS LAFFEY during the invasion of Normandy.
The admission-free symposium will start at 7 p.m. on June 6th, inside the USS YORKTOWN’s Smokey Stover Theater. Parking for the event will cost $5.
Guest speakers who were on board the USS LAFFEY during the attack will share their memories of the invasion. The USS LAFFEY, docked at Patriots Point, is one of only two D-Day warships still in existence. There were more than 5,000 floating off the shore of German-occupied France the day of the attack.
“It’s an honor to have the USS LAFFEY at Patriot’s Point, and a great opportunity for people to come on board and meet veterans who served in one of the most important battles of U.S. history,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “The D-Day symposium will be very inspirational and will serve as a reminder of the sacrifice these men made 70 years ago.”
The symposium will feature live entertainment and a living history production on the D-Day invasion and the breakout from Omaha Beach.
May 18, 2014
For one Sunday each month, visitors have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircraft. Bring the entire family and visit exhibits usually not open as part of the regular tours of the USS YORKTOWN.
Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft. Normal museum admission rates apply.
June 14, 2013
On Friday, June 14, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to commemorate Flag Day featuring participants of the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts. It is free and open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown.
May 27, 2013
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation’s freedom and freedom of millions worldwide over the course of our nation’s history.
This year, instead of featuring a guest speaker, the museum will invite members of the audience to come forward and say a few words about someone they would like to be remembered for giving their life for the freedoms we take for granted every day. Guests can simply state the person’s name or say a few words about them.
Veterans groups and members of the public are encouraged to attend the program and the museum will offer free admission from 8 – 9 a.m.
May 17, 2013
On May 17, 21 of the remaining crewmembers of the USS Franklin – all WWII veterans – will gather with their families for their final reunion aboard the USS Yorktown. In honor of this historic reunion, Patriots Point will host a series of events and educational programs throughout the day to allow the public an opportunity to speak with and hear from these heroes, including a memorial service, special educational program with the veterans and ‘meet and greet’ opportunity.