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USS Constitution 21-Gun Salute; Virtual Memorial Day Commemoration

The USS Constitution will host a Facebook live event on Memorial Day, May 25, honoring USS Constitution’s fallen crew members at 11:30 a.m. and will fire a salute of 21 minute-guns at noon. Although the ship remains closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USS Constitution invites everyone to join in this virtual Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: USS Constitution Thanks Frontline Workers

The USS Constitution shares their One Boston Day message of thanks for first responders, medical professionals, and delivery and grocery workers who are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. The “thank you” message was written by the crew in wooden letters and signal flags. One Boston Day 2020 marks the seventh anniversary of Read More…

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USS Constitution Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7

The USS Constitution will host its annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will include holiday music, free hot chocolate and cookies, an appearance by Santa Claus and his elves. There will also be remarks from USS Constitution’s Commanding Officer, Nathaniel R. Read More…

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USS Constitution Celebrated Her 222nd Birthday, Navy’s 244th Birthday During Special Underway

USS Constitution went underway from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday morning to celebrate her 222nd birthday and the Navy’s 244th birthday. The US Navy was formed October 13, 1775 and USS Constitution, or “Old Ironsides”, successfully launched on October 21, 1797. With decks bustling with friends and family members of the crew, the ship sailed Read More…

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USS Constitution Cruises the Harbor for Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week [Video]

The USS Constitution went for a turnaround in Boston Harbor in celebration of the conclusion of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Week on Friday, August 23. The ship traveled to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she fired a 21-gun salute. An additional 17-gun salute was fired as she passed the U.S. Coast Guard Station, the former Read More…

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USS Constitution Celebrates Fourth of July with Trip Across the Harbor [Photos]

The USS Constitution left its dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard on July 4 and traveled through Boston Harbor to commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The USS Constitution traveled to Fort Independence at Castle Island where she fired a 21-gun salute. A return salute was fired by the Read More…

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USS Constitution Underway in Boston Harbor to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Old Ironsides was underway in Boston Harbor on Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Battle of Normandy, remembering those who fought and died. The event also marks the first-ever Army/Navy cruise on USS Constitution, which is meant to highlight the service partnership between the two military branches in World War II through Read More…

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USS Constitution Honors Vietnam War Vets Underway

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey S Scoular USS Constitution and her crew took more than 200 Vietnam War-era Veterans underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, May 17, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event is in concert with the National Vietnam War Commemoration, and demonstrates our commitment to Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: USS Constitution Celebrates U.S. Navy’s Birthday

The USS Constitution celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 243rd birthday on Friday, October 19. The ship traveled from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she fired a 21-gun salute. The USS Constitution then returned to the Navy Yard, firing an additional 17-gun salute as she passed the U.S. Coast Guard Station, formerly the Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: USS Constitution Commemorates Battle of Midway

The USS Constitution sailed from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island on Friday, June 8 to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. She fired a 21-gun salute at Fort Independence on Castle Island and a 17-gun salute as she passed the U.S. Coast Guard Station. Here the USS Constitution sails past the Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: USS Constitution Commemorates 50th Anniversary of U.S. Involvement in Vietnam War

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration and USS Constitution commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War on Friday, May 18. Photo submitted by Vinnie Marasa. The USS Constitution visited Fort Independence in Southie where it fired a 21-gun salute at the South Boston Vietnam Memorial. She then returned to her berth at Pier 1 in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Read More…