Day Three YLC (Youth Leadership Conference)

Here is the class picture of this year’s YLCers, a good looking group of America’s young men and women, future leaders of our country. This morning TV weatherman and Air Force reservist  Bill Walsh talked to the students and this afternoon Major General James Livingston, USMC (Ret) is speaking to the students. Click here to […]

Patriots Point's 10th Youth Leadership Conference

Today begins the 10th Youth Leadership Conference to be held onboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriots Point. The conference on Yorktown began in 1999 and is sponsored by Patriots Point and the Military Order of the World Wars.  Today seventy five rising high school seniors and juniors will arrive at lunch and depart on […]

Henry E. "Red" Erwin

Today I met the granddaughter of Henry E. “Red” Erwin. Jennifer Michaels and her two sons, David (6) and Will (3), were here to visit the Congressional Medal of Honor museum, while her Air Force husband was at Charleston Air Force Base on temporary duty. A picture of her grandfather graces one of the museum’s […]

Post Wright Brothers Day

Yesterday one hundred and five years ago, Wilbur and Orville Wright, showed the world what dreams were made of when they flew four flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Today, post WB day, thirteen C-17′s from Charleston Air Force Base made a mass formation flyby of Patriots Point. It was quite a sight on Yorktown […]

Thanksgiving – A day early and 65 years ago

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the US Navy’s first successful night intercept on 26 November 1943 by LCDR Butch O’Hare, air group commander of Air Wing 6 on the USS Enterprise (CV-6). As a nation we should be thankful for all those who have served our country in war and peace. It seems that […]