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 […]

Witness to War

Witness to War was here last week amidst all the traffic from the Medal of Honor Convention and the Yorktown Association Reunion. The Witness to War Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the stories and unique experiences of combat veterans. It was founded in an attempt to answer the unanswerable: What was it […]

Volunteer Profile – Joe Bosco

Volunteer Joe Bosco was born in central New York state and lived near Griffiss Air Force Base, which explains part of his fascination with all things that fly. His dad, who was a World War II veteran with service on the USS Burrows, DE-105, used to take him out to watch the B-52s from the […]

Yorktown Association Meet and Greet, 2010

Former crew members of the USS Yorktown held a “Meet and Greet” on Saturday, 02 October 2010, for visitors onboard.  They talked about their service on the “Fighting Lady” and signed a limited edition poster of the USS Yorktown in its World War II and Vietnam configurations. A couple even brought their old scrapbooks filled […]

Medal of Honor Luncheon and Book Signing on Yorktown Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 11:00 am, our nation’s living Medal of Honor recipients will arrive at Patriots Point and be escorted down the long pier to the USS Yorktown (CV-10), our nation’s most decorated aircraft carrier with fifteen battle stars. For much of the afternoon Yorktown will literally be “Home of the Brave.” Eight hundred and fifty […]

Yorktown Crew Members Meet and Greet, 02 October!

Former crew members of the USS Yorktown (CV-10) from World War II through Vietnam will hold a “Meet and Greet” for visiting guests and children this  Saturday, October 2nd, from 10 am to 2 pm. The Yorktown Association will be returning to their ship for their 62nd Reunion. Former crew members from the World War […]