Patriots Point is offering Vietnam War veterans and their immediate family members free admission to the U.S.S. Yorktown Naval & Maritime Museum on Wednesday, in observance of Vietnam Veterans Day.
Wednesday marks 44 years since US troops left Vietnam after more than a decade of fighting. Patriots Point said 3 million Americans served, more than 58,000 died, and 896 troops from South Carolina were among the fatalities.
A memorial ceremony will be held to honor the SC casualties at 1:30 p.m. near the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. A new theater inside the Vietnam Experience will also open to the public, featuring video of first-hand accounts of the war broadcast through wrap-around projection technology, the museum said.
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