Veterans of the Fighting Lady video!

Imaging Arts Gallery will exhibit a series of portraits by local portrait photographers, displaying veterans who have served or serve today on the USS Yorktown (CV-10). These veterans are from the World War II through the Vietnam War eras and several different branches of service. The portraits were taken in many different spots on location […]

Victory at Yorktown, 1781

Today marks the two hundred and twenty-ninth anniversary of the American and French defeat of the British Army under Lord General Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. Above is the John Trumbull’s oil painting of the surrender, in which Lord Cornwallis declined to appear, but sent his second General O’Hara to offer his sword. Read here for […]

Horace Hunley and His Submarine, October 1863

    One hundred and forty-six years ago today, Horace Hunley was brought up from the depths of Charleston Harbor, not far from the Yorktown’s present location,  along with the 2nd crew of  his new submarine. He was born in Tennessee, but grew up in New Orleans. Trained as a lawyer and a member of […]

Veterans of the Fighting Lady portrait exhibit November 4th and 5th

    Imaging Arts Gallery will exhibit a series of portraits by local portrait photographers, displaying veterans who have served or serve today on the USS Yorktown (CV-10). These veterans are from the World War II through the Vietnam War eras and several different branches of service. The portraits were taken in many different spots […]

Video Thursday! Launch'em…..

Today marks my first Video Thursday! Each week I will save up my favorite videos or most newsworthy ones and post them for your pre-weekend entertainment or edification. First is my favorite this week, courtesy of VFA-195 off the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63, not the music so much as the awesome airmanship! Let’s pull some […]

United States Navy – 235 Years Proud!

Today marks the 235th birthday of the United States Navy and in its short history has demonstrated the bravery and skill of well-trained and led patriots of the sea. Our Navy’s history is an inspiration to future generations, who will most certainly find themselves in “harms way.” Our Navy’s beginning has a link to Charleston, […]

Remembering the Attack on the USS Cole

On 12 October 2000 while refueling in Aden, Yeman, the USS Cole was attacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists.  At 11:18 am Yemeni time a boat believed by sailors to be a garbage scow pulled alongside their ship and detonated a powerful bomb. Seventeen sailors  were killed and thirty-nine were injured in the attack.       […]

Witness to War Update

In case you missed it, here is a news video by WCBD 2, reporter Brad Franko, on the Witness to War program filming at Patriots Point 2 weeks ago…Stay tuned for an update as our volunteers who told their stories also had their portraits made and there will be a gala exhibit of their portraits […]

Young sailors bring new look to Yorktown's flight deck!

    “Sleep softly my old love my beauty in the dark night is a dream we have as you know as you know” W. S. Merwin Yesterday a group of dedicated young ROTC midshipmen/cadets from The Citadel and one Petty Officer from Navy Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) assembled on the USS Yorktown to […]

New Board Members at Patriots Point

Mr. Lanneau H. Siegling and Mr. Edwin S. Taylor have been appointed to the Patriots Point Development Authority Board. Both Mr. Siegling and Mr. Taylor bring  military, professional and community service experience to the current board at Patriots Point.     Mr. Siegling retired as Brigadier General in the South Carolina National Guard, worked in […]