MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Many of the men depicted in the popular 2002 Mel Gibson Vietnam War film We Were Soldiers, will share their memories of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley at an upcoming free symposium at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Seating for the event will begin at 7:00 p.m., April […]
Hundreds attended the Heroes of Iwo Jima Symposium onboard the USS Yorktown on Thursday, March 5, 2015 to hear a first-hand account from three veterans who served in that iconic battle. Hershel “Woody” Williams, USMC is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient to have been awarded that honor for valor in the Battle of […]
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and the USS Yorktown Foundation welcome all Vietnam veterans, and those who wish to honor their service, to The Welcome Home Party You Never Got on April 24th, 2015 from 7:00-10:30 PM. It will be an opportunity to celebrate our Vietnam veterans and thank them for their service to this country. […]
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – On Thursday, March 5 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima with a free symposium that will feature three survivors of the attack. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. onboard the USS YORKTOWN. The panel of speakers will […]
Over 400 people attended the Boys of Liberty Hill Symposium hosted at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Friday, February 6, 2015 as part of Black History Month. The insightful panelists shared their experiences with the issues of desegregation and military service during the 1960s–a difficult time for the African-American community played out against […]
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – On Friday, Feb. 6 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a symposium to delve into the history of North Charleston’s Liberty Hill Community and the estimated 60 young African-American men who went on to war during some of the most turbulent times in American history.
The Boys of Liberty Hill Symposium will feature three guest panelists from Liberty Hill: Odell Price, Alfreda Levaine and Charleston County Councilman Henry Darby. Odell Price was one of the five original students to transfer out of Bonds-Wilson High School, a segregated African-American School, and into North Charleston High School in 1965 following the passing of the Civil Rights Act. After graduating, he fought as a Marine in the Vietnam War.
Alfreda Levaine grew up in Liberty Hill during the 1960’s and is the sister of Nathan White – one of eight Liberty Hill residents killed in the war.
Councilman Henry Darby is the author of Liberty Hill’s Vietnam Fighting Men, a book that chronicles eight Liberty Hill residents who were killed in Vietnam and examines the perspective of war from veterans who made it home safely.
Respected Charleston musicians, Lonnie Hamilton and Ann Caldwell, will perform the National Anthem, and students from North Charleston High School will read poetry.
The symposium is free and open to the public. It will begin at 11:00 a.m. inside the USS YORKTOWN’s Smokey Stover Theater. The event is part of Patriots Point’s ongoing efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam. It will be streamed live through the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s Livestream channel. Click Here for a link
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will offer a 20 percent discount on all admission prices every Sunday in February. The “Super Sunday” deal will include a 10 percent discount all purchases made in the Patriots Point Ship Store. In addition to the February discounts, the museum also announced that the […]
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – After more than 40 years of resting in the salty waters of Charleston Harbor, it has been determined that the USS Yorktown is in relatively great shape structurally. On Friday, Jan. 16 a representative from Collins Engineering told the Patriots Point Development Authority’s Board of Directors that it would cost an […]
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – The USS Yorktown CV-10 Association is accepting applications for their 2015 scholarship program. Two scholarships are offered; one for a descendant of a USS Yorktown Crew Member, and one for a high school student enrolled in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester County, South Carolina. The Scholarships will be awarded to students who […]
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum kicked off the new year with a “Pay What You Can” Weekend January 3-4, 2015. On those days, visitors were asked to pay whatever amount they could afford for parking and admission to the museum. Despite intermittent rain showers on both days, 811 more people came this year to […]