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NEWS | Nov. 8, 2011

Patriot’s Point celebrates Veterans Day

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will be the site of multiple Veterans Day weekend events, Nov. 11 through 13.

The events kick off Nov. 11 with a patriotic concert by the Charleston Community Band in Hangar Bay III from 2 to 3 p.m. onboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10).

There will be a 5K race Nov. 12 as the inaugural Run for the Yorktown begins at 8 a.m. This charity run will provide scholarships for youth to attend Patriots Point's history and science education programs.

There will also be living history exhibits from World War II through the Vietnam War on the museum grounds featuring re-enactors and uniform and hardware displays, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The weekend festivities will wrap up Sunday evening, Nov. 13 with the first annual Homegrown Music Festival which will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The festival encourages the growth of the art of independent performing singer-songwriters. The genres include acoustic, Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country and folk. Using one stage, groups of three musicians will man the stage for an hour, taking turns playing their original music.

Admission to the museum is free for all Veterans from Nov. 11 through 13. Parking fees and Music Festival tickets are not included in veteran admissions.

For more information, contact the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum at 881-5931.