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.
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 16, 2014 – October 18, 2014
Former crew members of the USS YORKTOWN will reunite on the aircraft carrier through October 18th.
November 11, 2014 – December 31, 2017
Opening on Veterans Day 2014, this new “living history” exhibit will feature a US Marine Corps Artillery Firebase and a “Brown Water Navy” Support Base. Our new interactive equipment will include: two Bell UH-1 “Huey” helicopters, 105mm Howitzer, a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, Willys m725 ambulance, a Sisorsky UH-34 Se Horse Helicopter and a very rare MK1 PBR (Patrol River Boat). We will frequently feature re-enactors and Vietnam veterans to enhance the experience.
February 2, 2015
More info to follow.
March 19, 2015
We will examine the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Two United States Army batallalions and three Marine Corps battalions defeated 10 battalions from the People’s Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong. The battle took place in 1968.
November 13, 2015
We will breakdown the first major battle between the United States Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam/North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Battle of Ia Drang Valley took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965 and involved close air support by U.S. aircraft and a strategic bombing strike by B-52s.