Dept. of Veterans Affairs names Patriots Point regional site for special symposium

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013

Veterans Day on Nov. 11 will be a special occasion at the Yorktown. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Veterans Day National Committee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum as a regional site for the celebration of Veterans Day 2013. Through the designation, Veterans Affairs provides support for the museum’s activities that day, and works to encourage veterans and families to attend.

The holiday celebration kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in the Stoney Stover Theater on the Hanger Deck of the USS Yorktown. Bernice “Bee” Haydu, a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) of World War II will be the guest of honor at a symposium hosted by the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology.

Following the symposium at 11 a.m., the U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform. The ensemble performs a diverse selection which includes classical, sacred, folk, patriotic, popular and Broadway music.

The celebration will continue when Patriots Point honors the museum’s five volunteers who are age 90 or above. These World War II veterans will be honored with a birthday cake and song.

Veterans will be admitted free of charge on the holiday.

For more information on the events, please contact Holly Jackson at 843-881-5984.

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