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Memorial Day Weekend at Patriots Point

Chris Hauff May 24, 2024

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will be the destination for patriotism this Memorial Day Weekend.


The Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point will reopen to visitors following a six-month renovation. The museum, located aboard the USS Yorktown, showcases the stories of our nation’s heroes, Medal of Honor Recipients. Designed to bring the Recipients’ stories to life, the all-new immersive exhibits will take guests back to the Civil War through the War on Terrorism to highlight select Medal of Honor Recipients.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Patriots Point visitors can meet Medal of Honor Recipients James C. McCloughan and Leroy Petry in front of the Medal of Honor Museum. Living history actors will showcase military life from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. Visitors can enter to win two giveaways that include a Friends of the Fleet annual pass and a Limited Edition Medal of Honor Commemorative 150th Anniversary book donated by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Food trucks, including Shaka Shrimp and Kona Ice, will be onsite at 11 a.m.


In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to take place annually on the last Monday in May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. On Monday, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will offer free admission to members of the military and their immediate families.

At 3 p.m. on Monday, the museum will participate in Taps Across America. This event encourages musicians nationwide to participate in a Taps performance in recognition of fallen service members. Patriots Point will welcome more than 50 student musicians representing all three local school districts aboard to perform. If you would like to participate in the event and receive a free t-shirt, you can do so through this link. Read more about the story of TAPS in “24 Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The Story of Taps” by Jari Villanueva.

Local food trucks Tikiz Shaved Ice and Kees Kitchen will be onsite.

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