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Yorktown gets a "lively" new exhibit in time for her birthday celebration

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This month the Fighting Lady turns 70 years old.

Patriots Point will unveil a special new exhibit commemorating the USS Yorktown's 70th Anniversary. Mac Burdette says a hologram depicting a working sailor should open for the special weekend.   Historic artifacts will also be on display.

Yorktown was commissioned on April 15, 1943, and participated significantly in the Pacific Offensive that began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 1945.  In the 1950's, Yorktown was modified with a new deck to better operate jet aircrafts in her role as an attack carrier (CVA). Then, in 1958, the vessel was designated an anti-submarine aircraft carrier (CVS), and would later earn 5 battle stars for service off Vietnam.

 Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970.  In 1975, she was towed to Charleston to become the centerpiece of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.

On Sunday, April 14, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will celebrate the 70th anniversary with a full day of educational programs, special tours and musical performances. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9 a.m.                          Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum opens to the public.

10 a.m.                        Open Cockpit Sunday begins (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

11:30 a.m.                   Back 40 Swing performs (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.).

12:00 p.m.                   Folly Beach Rhythm Section performs (12-2 p.m.).

12 -2 p.m.                    Meet and greet with USS Yorktown crew members (WWII –Vietnam).  Crew members will be stationed throughout the ship in their former work spaces and at their aircraft  to answer questions and share their experiences.

2 p.m.                          Ceremony for USS Yorktown's birthday.

Upon conclusion of ceremony, performance by Charleston Community Band.

6:30 p.m.                     Patriots Point closes for day visitors – gates open for evening activities.

7 p.m.                          Special jazz performance by Lonnie Hamilton, III and Ann Caldwell.

7:30 p.m.                     1940s USO-show hosted by Brad and Jennifer Moranz.

8:15 p.m.                     Dancing on the Flight Deck to music from WWII.

9 p.m.                          Celebration concludes.

 

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