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Patriots Point Expands Vietnam Exhibit

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum announced a major expansion of the Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The renovated exhibit will tell stories from Vietnam veterans through interactive exhibits.

“There are currently about two million Vietnam War veterans,” said Mac Burdette, executive director for Patriots Point. “The Vietnam Experience Exhibit expansion will provide them a place to visit and reconnect in a way that is not available anywhere else. These renovations will also help us educate our visitors on this war, and to understand why it was such a game changer in our nation’s past.”

The expansion will add more artifacts and immersive experiences, such as a recreated support camp. Other projected interactive elements include foxholes, sounds of commanding officers and illusions of complete exclusion.

Officials expect the project to begin construction in June and to be largely completed by November 2014, in time for Veterans Day. Patriots Point plans to host numerous events and programs to thank and honor Vietnam veterans throughout the year.

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