As Veteran's Day Approaches
09 November 2008 | Charleston, SC
As luck would have it, my marina is right next to Patriots Point, where the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown is moored, along with a submarine, a destroyer and a Coast Guard Cutter. An appropriate destination for the weekend before Veterans Day
I've always felt like something of a slacker for not having served in the military and visiting memorials like this always amplifies that feeling. However, as the son of a WWII Veteran and the brother of a Vietnam War Era Vet, I haved a great deal of respect and reverence for those who serve.
These memorials were very awe inspiring and humbling, especially the Congressional Medal of Honor museum on the Yorktown. If you're ever in Charleston, I would highly recommend taking the tour.