Veterans Day Weekend in Charleston is a great time of year. The city sponsors an excellent Veterans Day parade, with enough history and other activities to keep you busy for the long weekend. I love to visit, as I get to see my sister and brother-in-law - and now my son - who serves in the US Navy there.
This hike started with the Veterans Day parade at the corner of the Historic Charleston City Market and United States Custom House. While I can't list them all, the parade was a reminder of all of the organizations that assist our Veterans every day. Americans giving their time to help others, by supporting the Disabled American Veterans, the Purple Heart, Red Cross, and so many, many more. They deserved all of the applause they received. It was a wonderful parade.
|USS Yorktown - Patriots Point|
On the other side of the river, in Mt. Pleasant, lies Patriots Point. A new Vietnam exhibit opened on this day - and with the Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10), the Destroyer USS Laffey (DD-724), and the Submarine USS Clamagore (SS-343) all there, it turned out to be the perfect destination for this day.
|River Patrol Boat - Vietnam|
|Fantail of USS Laffey|
|The Captain and the Navigator|
Keep hiking, friends...