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USS Constitution firing 21-gun salute in honor of Memorial Day – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-05-31 06:57:11 –

Boston (WHDH)-The USS Constitution fires 21 gun salutes in honor of Monday’s Memorial Day.

A congratulatory gun is fired once a minute for 21 minutes from noon.

The United States flag is displayed half-mast in the morning, followed by a gun salute to the highest height.

The crew will also hold a special presentation at 11:30 am in honor of the Gold Star family and all sailors and Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice during their mission at the USS Constitution.

The USS Constitution, the oldest surviving commissioned warship in the world, played an important role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855.

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