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Patriots Point Foundation is an all volunteer 501(c3) charitable fundraising organization.  We work in support of Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor.   Current projects include support of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the new land side National Medal of Honor Museum, the design for which was introduced in April, 2015. Ground breaking is anticipated for early 2016.

Foundation Board Members as of January 21, 2016:

Norm "Punch" Smith, Pres. 
Mike Dovey, V.P.
Prioleau Alexander, Sec.
Ben Newton, CPA, Treas.
Jeff Jacobs, Comm.
Trey Hamilton
Greg Kitchens

Paul Lankau
Buddy Milligan
Edward "Boopa" Pritchard
Ed Smith
Rob Weil
Skippy Weil

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An anonymous donor will MATCH donations up to $5.5 Million
o the Medal of Honor Museum Chapel Fund until June 30, 2016.  Please donate NOW.

Announcing the new National Medal of Honor Museum Video.  This video was introduced at the Medal of Honor Convention in Boston today.  You can see this four minute video on this page.  In this video the Medal of Honor Museum Chapel is seen.  Patriots Point Foundation is raising funds to support this Chapel, which will be non-denominational and available for functions such as weddings.

The Medal of Honor Museum Chapel:


Thank you to all who participated in our
2015 "Lessons in Leadership" Tour
of Parris Island & Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC

With Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston

Date: September 11, 2015

Click for Slide Show From the Event

Medal of Honor Museum:  First Look

Announcing New Smile.Amazon.com Donation Program

Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases OUT OF THEIR POCKET to the Patriots Point Foundation… and the prices are exactly the same. No time limit or expiration AND your wish lists and shopping cart are preserved.

Why does Amazon do this? Good PR, nothing more.

What do you have to do? Nothing but click oAmazon Smilen this link  or the graphic below and sign in with your normal Amazon.com credentials.   You will receive an email with links to a one click browser shortcut button to take you right to smile.amazon.com. This needs to be the portal you use to buy from Amazon so the donations will be tallied. Also included are shortcuts to promote the program with Facebook and Twitter.

This is LITERALLY FREE MONEY— a gift to fund the National Medal of Honor Museum and Patriots Point Foundation that costs you nothing more than a click here or the graphic above. Please take 60 seconds and click it... then bookmark it. It WILL make a difference.   Click here to download a flier with additional information.

Finally, we would appreciate it if you would forward this link to your email list.

Photos and Video From
March 14, 2014 Tour of Parris Island and MCAS

Patriots Point Foundation sponsored a behind the scenes tour of Parris Island and the Marine Corps Air Station with Medal of Honor Recipient, General James E. Livingtson on March 14, 2014 .   For the first time MCAS was added to the itinerary where guests were able to get up close to five F/A-18 fighter jets and armament in a hangar bay and meet and speak with a number of pilots and airmen and women.

Livingston, F-35, Drill Instructor

Photos From The Event

Videos From the Event

Latest videos from Medal of Honor Bowl week events

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WWII Medal of Honor Stamp Arrives on Veterans' Day 2013

The Medal of Honor: World War II Forever® stamp will be introduced on November 11, 2013.  It features the nation's highest award for valor in combat. It is presented “for conspicuous gallantry MOH Stampand intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.” In January 2012, the U.S. Postal Service invited the last living recipients of the award from World War II to join in honoring the extraordinary courage of every individual who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war. All the men pictured here agreed to participate in this momentous event. Sadly, Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Vernon McGarity died before the stamps could be issued, as did Nicholas Oresko, who died after the stamps were printed. Their photographs are still included, as they remain among the last representatives of a remarkable group whose courage and devotion we honor with this issuance.

MOH stamp folioHistoric photos of the men surround two Forever® stamps on the first page of a new type of issuance, the prestige folio. One stamp features a photograph of the Navy version of the Medal of Honor; the other stamp features a photograph of the Army version of the award. The two center pages list the names of all the recipients of the Medal of Honor from World War II. The remaining 18 stamps are found on the back page.

More than 16 million people served with the American armed forces during World War II, but only 464 were chosen to receive the Medal of Honor. The road to receiving this medal is a long one. Each recipient's actions are reviewed by a lengthy chain of command, starting with their superiors and ending with the Secretary of Defense and the President. More than half the men who received the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II were killed in action.

For those wondering why the Air Force Medal is not included: The United States Air Force was born on July 26, 1947 when President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. Louis Sebille became the first flier of the now separate AIR FORCE to earn the Medal of Honor. In all, FOUR Air Force officers received Medals of Honor for action in Korea...all of them posthumous awards. (These four men, as had members of the earlier Air Service and Army Air Corps, were awarded Army Medals of Honor.)

National Medal of Honor Museum Brochure

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is organized as a non-profit educational institution to design, fund, build and maintain the new National Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point. An incorporating Board of Directors has been named; additional board appointments will reflect the national scope and significance of the project. Patriots Point Foundation has established a subsidiary to accept gifts for the National Medal of Honor Museum to ensure that donations will be tax deductible and that donations for the museum will be used exclusively for this project. This brand new brochure details a partial history of the Medal of Honor, Museum Misson Statement, plans and concepts.

Clicking either of these pages will take you to a page where you will be able to view each side of the brochure or download a PDF file you can print. 

National Medal of Honor Museum Brochure Front    National Medal of Honor Brochure Back

At our July, 2013 meeting we were honored with a visit from Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser, nephew of board member Ron Plunkett and his brother, Don.  LCDR Weisser flew with the US Navy Blue Angels for three years and flew the Number 5 solo plane in the 2010 Charleston air show.  He cruised on USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS John C Stennis and had 3 combat deployments including 35 night missions over Iraq and 36 over Afghanistan.

In this photo, LCDR Weisser presented a signed photo of the Blue Angles from the 2010 Charleston Air Show.  Left to right, Ron, Don and Frank.

LCDR Frank Weisser Blue Angel

If you have arrived at this page looking for the documents to order the new "US Navy Chief Petty Officer" license plate, you can view and download them here.
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Slide Show from Parris Island VIP Tour, 31 May 2013
with Medal of Honor recipient, General James Livingston
to raise funds for National Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point

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Donations:  All donations to Medal of Honor Museum Chapel Fund will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor until June 30, 2016\
Medal of Honor Museum and Chapel Video (4 minutes)

Your tax deductible donations help us fulfill our mission to support Patriots Point.  You are welcome to specify a particular project, such as Medal of Honor Museum or Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum when you donate.  You may also specify your donation as 'in memory of' or 'in honor of'.

Our online donation program is easy to use with most popular credit or debit cards.  Processing is through PayPal, but you do not have to be a member or join.  Anyone can donate.  When you click the 'donate now' button below you will be taken to a secure page hosted by PayPal.  After entering your donation amount you can use your credit card by clicking on "continue" to the left of the PayPal login.   To use your PayPal account use the login block.

If you prefer, you may also mail your donations to:

Patriots Point Foundation
PO Box 309
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Please include your email address and/or phone number if you'd like to receive the Museum's newsletter and for us to contact you if there are questions.

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