70th Birthday party being held for USS Yorktown

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - The aircraft carrier USS Yorktown is 70 years old and the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum where it is berthed is having a party.

On Sunday, the cockpits of 7 of the aircraft aboard the carrier will be open for display. The event includes living history programs with former Yorktown pilots and crew members aboard the carrier moored on the Mount Pleasant side of Charleston Harbor.

A birthday celebration will be held Sunday afternoon, followed by a performance by the Charleston Community Band.

A 1940s USO show will be held Sunday evening. The events are free with admission with the exception of the USO show which costs $20 a ticket.

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