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Yorktown birthday bash set for April 14

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Patriots Point will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its World War II-era aircraft carrier during a “Tribute to the Yorktown” April 14 with a full day of activities, programs and family fun.

As the nation’s oldest aircraft carrier museum, the Yorktown will offer an expanded Open Cockpit Sunday and living history programs that allow visitors to interact with sailors who served on the ship.

At 2 p.m. the Charleston Community Band will perform in hangar bay III, along with several musical groups throughout the day. The programs are free with the purchase of a regular admission.

At 7 p.m. the party will kick off with performances by Charleston jazz icons Lonnie Hamilton III and Ann Caldwell, followed by a special USO-style show hosted by Brad and Jennifer Moranz. Food and beverages will be available for purchase while guests dance under the stars to music from World War II.

Tickets for the evening are $22 and can be purchased at

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