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In the Yard: Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

May 18, 2018

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration & USS Constitution
invite you to the Charlestown Navy Yard to commemorate the

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War


Friday, May 18, 2018

1:00 PM
Watch as USS Constitution returns to her berth at Pier 1 and welcome the Vietnam veterans aboard, hear the roar from Rolling Thunder, and enjoy a live performance by the Navy Band Northeast and Patriotic Dancers.

2:00 PM
Visit engagement booths from Home Base, Naval History & Heritage Command, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) Commissioning Committee, and the Massachusetts and Boston offices of Veterans Services and tour USS Cassin Young and enjoy hands-on exhibits at the USS Constitution Museum.

3:00 PM
Honor our servicemen and women with a ceremony that will include USS Constitution‘s Color Guard and remarks from Governor Charlie Baker, military leaders, and distinguished veterans.

This event is free and open to the public.

Vietnam War veterans and a guest are invited aboard a Boston Harbor Cruise ship that will accompany USS Constitution during her turnaround demonstration from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. For more information please contact David Hencke at or 857.364.5934.

If you are unable to attend we encourage you to participate by writing a letter to United States service members and veterans. These letters will be included in gift bags given to these individuals during the event. Please email all submissions to


Date: May 18, 2018

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


USS CONSTITUTION, National Parks of Boston, and USS Constitution Museum


Charlestown Navy Yard

Charlestown Navy Yard, Pier 1, Boston, MA 02129

Phone: 617-242-5601