Upcoming Events

October 9, 2014 – October 12, 2014

American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall Arrives at Patriots Point

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.

Start: October 9, 2014
End: October 12, 2014
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Free

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Opening Ceremony

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.

Start: October 9, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 9, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: The Grove at Patriots Point
Phone: 843-881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Free

October 16, 2014 – October 18, 2014

USS YORKTOWN Reunion

Former crew members of the USS YORKTOWN will reunite on the aircraft carrier through October 18th.

Start: October 16, 2014
End: October 18, 2014
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States

October 17, 2014

USS Yorktown Memorial Service

As part of the 66th Annual USS Yorktown Reunion, shipmates will gather to remember those who have died.  The service will be held aboard the USS Yorktown at Hangar Bay 1.

Start: October 17, 2014 9:30 am
End: October 17, 2014 10:30 am
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States

October 18, 2014

Former USS Yorktown Crew Members Host Meet & Greet

As part of their 66th annual reunion, the USS Yorktown Association will offer a “Meet & Greet” session onboard the USS Yorktown to bring together museum visitors with the actual heroes who once served on the historic ship.  It’s become a favorite tradition of the reunion and provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn from the real heroes of the USS Yorktown and hear the stories of their time served on board.

The Meet & Greet will be held in Hangar Bay II onboard the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Start: October 18, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States

November 11, 2014 – December 31, 2017

(Veterans Day) Grand Opening Of The Vietnam Experience

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.

 

Vietnam Support Base New Ground Breaking for the redesigned VSB

Start: November 11, 2014
End: December 31, 2017
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

February 2, 2015

The Boys From Liberty Hill Symposium

More info to follow.

Date: February 2, 2015
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States

March 19, 2015

Battle of the Hue Symposium

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.

Date: March 19, 2015
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States

November 13, 2015

The Battle of Ia Drang Valley Symposium

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.

Date: November 13, 2015
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States
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