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Event Happening

In the Yard: September 11 Commemoration

September 11, 2019

The crew of USS Constitution will commemorate the tragic loss of life and historic significance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks aboard the Ship. The public is invited to attend the commemoration, free of charge. Boarding of the ship will commence at 8:15 a.m; the ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Marine Maj. Ken Staff, who was at ground zero during the attack. He will be joined by members of USS Constitution‘s crew.

Throughout the morning, Constitution crew members will commemorate the tragic day by firing four gun salutes   from the Ship’s saluting battery l and playing taps 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 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 USS Constitution marking the primary collapse of the stricken section of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

10:28 a.m. – Taps played from USS Constitution marking the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.

Following the conclusion of the ceremony USS Constitution will open for normal visitation until 6:00 p.m.

Details

Date: September 11, 2019

Time: 8:15am - 10:30am

Organizer

USS Constitution

Website: http://www.navy.mil/local/constitution/

Venue

USS Constitution

Website: https://www.navy.mil/local/constitution/