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August 16, 2022

From the Shores of Tripoli to the Decks of USS Constitution: The History and Future of the U.S. Marines and "Old Ironsides"

From the Shores of Tripoli to the Decks of USS Constitution: The History and Future of the U.S. Marines and “Old Ironsides”

DATE
August 16, 2022

TIME
6:00 PM

LOCATION
USS Constitution Museum

COST
The public is invited to attend for an encouraged voluntary contribution.


Carl Herzog

Carl Herzog

Public Historian
USS Constitution Museum

Chief Petty Officer Elliott Fabrizio

Elliott Fabrizio

Chief Mass Communication Specialist
USS Constitution

JOIN US

Join us on Tuesday, August 16 at 6 p.m. for a reception and panel discussion commemorating the role of United States Marines on USS Constitution.

The Marines were part of Constitution’s crew beginning with the Ship’s earliest deployments to the Caribbean to fight French privateers. Marines from USS Constitution played pivotal roles in that conflict, in the Barbary Wars in the Mediterranean, as well as in Constitution’s battles with British frigates during the War of 1812. Marines continued to serve USS Constitution as part of the Ship’s home port in the Boston Navy Yard. Today, there are calls to return a contingent of active-duty Marines to serve a ceremonial role on USS Constitution.

Carl Herzog, Public Historian for the USS Constitution Museum, and Chief Petty Officer Elliott Fabrizio, Public Affairs Officer for USS Constitution, will discuss the history of the Marines and look at the arguments for returning them to the deck of “Old Ironsides.”

Following the Panel Discussion, we will hold a special commemoration aboard USS Constitution to remember LT William S. Bush. LT Bush died during Constitution‘s battle with HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812, making him the first U.S. Marine Corps officer killed in combat.

REGISTRATION

Registration is free to the public. Voluntary contributions are appreciated.

Please fill out the form below.

SUPPORTED BY THE COLONEL DREW LEY FUND

The Fund is dedicated to the memory of Life Trustee Colonel Andrew “Drew” J. Ley, USMCR (Ret.). To honor Drew, the Fund will support continued Marine Corps activities at the Museum, particularly LT William S. Bush Memorial events. Donors to the Colonel Drew Ley Fund receive complimentary registration for this event.

Click here for more information about the Colonel Drew Ley Fund


This event is made possible in part by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities 

 

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