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USS Constitution 223rd Birthday Celebration, 21-Gun Salute Oct. 21

USS Constitution and the USS Constitution Museum will celebrate the 223rd birthday of the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world during a Facebook Live presentation on Wednesday, October 21.

The broadcast, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, will highlight pivotal moments in USS Constitution’s history, launch a special Museum project with Boston Public School students, announce a special birthday gift, and conclude with a 21-gun salute fired from the ship.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alec Kramer/Released)

The event will showcase a reversed timeline, as the ship’s Sailors and Museum educators discuss significant milestones in the ship’s history, leading back to its launch on Oct. 21, 1797.

The live stream will be available on the U.S. Navy’s Facebook page as well as on USS Constitution’s and the USS Constitution Museum’s