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Friday Flags A Memorial Day Special Patriot's Point in SC

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Friday Flags A Memorial Day Special Patriot's Point in SC

As it is Memorial Day weekend, I labored to find a flag that was special enough for this post. In my archives, I had what I thought was perfect and one that we experienced first had.

While on our February vacation we spent a few days in Charleton, SC. It is a beautiful and very historic city. As we had been to Ft Sumter in a previous visit, we sought to do something different.

We went to Patriots Point to see the military museum there.

The primary exhibit is the aircraft carrier Yorktown. It is not the original as that lies at the bottom of the Pacific having been lost at the battle of Midway

The ship is impressive and serves as a memorial to the original ship with details in the hanger deck that when read offers insight as to how crew members lived on the ship.

The ship is also home to the Congressional Medal of Honor museum, which was not open for us to see when we were there as it was being updated and ironically will be opening this weekend.

What was impressive was the stage in the hanger deck, which must serve for very special events.

It was very large and for a second I could envision George C. Scott standing in front of that flag as he did at the beginning of the movie Patton.

Not to be overlooked adjacent to the carrier was a destroyer which had served nobly in World War 2 and survived several attacks.

The USS Laffey sits on the opposite of the dock, and it too is open for visitors. It had almost sunk several times during the war yet survived for another day.

However, you spend the weekend; pause to give a prayer of thanks for those that made all these happy days possible.

Friday Flags A Memorial Day Special Patriot's Point in SC


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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores and I would enjoy visiting that museum.

Have a great day, Ed, and an outstanding weekend.

May 24, 2024 04:20 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Roy it is a special place  Enjoy your weekend

May 24, 2024 04:29 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Friday and enjoy your long Holiday weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 24, 2024 04:55 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Bill Salvatore - East Valley   Thanks for stopping and enjoy the weekend

May 26, 2024 08:56 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

Thank you for sharing your visit to the museum at Patriots Point. More Americans should visit these wonderful places of our Heritage.

May 24, 2024 04:56 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   Charleston, SC is a city with an enormous amount of history and needs several days to see the high points. Thanks for stopping.

May 26, 2024 08:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... a very special post for a very special day. I've just finished decorating my home (inside and outside) for the weekend and the weeks to come until Independence Day.

May 24, 2024 05:47 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Nina Hollander, Broker   We have 2 flags on the outside and they are always out so our decorating is simple, just to make sure they are fully furled

May 26, 2024 08:58 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Ed, The ship is impressive and so is the flag. My sister visited the area recently and said it's a must see!

May 24, 2024 06:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Friday Flag post, from Patriots Point. I bet that was a great visit.

May 24, 2024 06:27 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Kat Palmiotti   It was a few hours well spent and could very easily be a multiple visit destination.

May 26, 2024 09:00 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, Ed. And thanks for another great flag photo.

May 24, 2024 07:07 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

That is a very special flag. I will be putting mine out on Monday.

May 24, 2024 08:12 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Carol Williams   Ours is always out so it's just a matter of making sure I have it unfurled properly.

May 26, 2024 09:01 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

Thank you for sharing this thoughtful post and photos for this special weekend. I particularly like the photo of the Flag!


May 24, 2024 10:51 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Jeff Dowler, CRS   Thanks I liked it too and took the photos thinking I would use it for a special post one day

May 26, 2024 09:02 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Good job, Ed!!!  You chose a perfect setting for Friday before Memorial Day Flag Day. 

May 24, 2024 06:34 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Kathy Streib   Thanks but when I took the shot, I didn't have any particular day in mind until I got an 'a-hah' moment

May 26, 2024 09:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Ed. We have a sunny morning in Maryland.

I hope you have good weather for the holiday weekend events.

May 25, 2024 05:22 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Roy Kelley, the weather could not be more pleasant for a Sunday 

May 26, 2024 09:04 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a fitting post for Memorial Day weekend, I hope that you have a fun one!

May 25, 2024 06:04 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Brian England   Thank you and the same to you as well.

May 26, 2024 09:04 AM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Thank you for sharing.  I would love to tour the museum and ships someday. Our weather has been hard on our flags this year.  But even when they are not flying...we remember those who fought for our rights to live.  Thank you for sharing.

May 25, 2024 06:28 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker   It has been a strange spring in our area as well, but I have always had just enough wind to get a shot of a flying flag.

Enjoy the weekend

May 26, 2024 09:05 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed hopefully many will be flying our proud American Flag this Memorial Day weekend.

May 25, 2024 06:44 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

George Souto   I'm sure there will be a lot and a lot of picnics as the weather is so beautiful

May 26, 2024 09:06 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. I am late to the game. This Sunday morning as I visited your Spring blooms post I remembered that I did not catch your Friday Flag post this week. So here I am and happy I caught this one. The photo of the flag is simply amazing. Thank you. Enjoy your day.

May 26, 2024 04:46 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Wayne Martin   Not to worry, I kept it up for you

May 26, 2024 09:07 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - I sure enjoyed reading about your last February vacation to Charleton, SC. I have never been there but now I know; it would be a place I would enjoy for a visit. Thank you for sharing your story and great photos too!

Vacations like that are truly educational and memorable.

May 27, 2024 04:59 AM