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In the Yard: September 11th Commemoration

September 11, 2016

To commemorate the tragic loss of life and historic significance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the public is invited to attend a free ceremony aboard “Old Ironsides” on Sunday, September 11th. The ceremony will commence at 8:15 a.m. with an invocation by Lt. Ian Underhile, Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard chaplain, followed by opening remarks by Constitution’s 74th Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr.. Guest speaker remarks will be given by retired Air Force Col. Margaret C. Lazeros, followed by witness accounts read by Constitution chief petty officer crew members. All guests over the age of 18 wishing to attend must bring a valid I.D.

Throughout the morning, Constitution crew members will be firing one-gun salutes from a saluting battery located near USS Cassin Young along Pier 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard and playing taps aboard Constitution at the following times:
8:46 a.m. – Firing one-gun salute marking the impact of American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
9:03 a.m. – Firing one-gun salute marking the impact of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
9:37 a.m. – Firing one-gun salute marking the impact of American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
9:59 a.m. – Taps played from the stern of USS Constitution marking the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
10:03 a.m. – Firing one-gun salute, immediately followed by the playing of taps marking the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Somerset County, Penn.
10:10 a.m. – Taps played from the stern of USS Constitution marking the primary collapse of the stricken section of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
10:28 a.m. – Taps played from the stern of USS Constitution marking the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.

 

For more news and information on USS Constitution, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/constitution.

Details

Date: September 11, 2016

Time: 8:15am - 10:30am

Organizer

Venue

USS Constitution

Address:
1 Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129

Website: https://www.navy.mil/local/constitution/visitor%20information.asp