SHIP:  
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
MUSEUM:  
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
SHIP:  
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
MUSEUM:  
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Happening

In the Yard: 16th Anniversary of September 11 Commemoration

September 11, 2017

The crew of USS Constitution will commemorate the tragic loss of life and historic significance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Monday on the spar deck of the Constitution. The public is invited to attend the commemoration, free of charge. Boarding of the ship will commence at 8:30 a.m. and will remain moored.

The ceremony will begin at 8:46 a.m. with a gun salute from the port side saluting battery marking the impact of American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower, World Trade Center, New York City, NY. The guest speaker will be Navy Nurse Corps Captain Mary Jo Majors, USN(Ret.), and she will be followed by witness accounts read by Constitution and Navy Recruiting District New England crew members.

Throughout the morning, Constitution crew members will fire one-gun salutes from a saluting battery located on the gun deck of USS Constitution 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 to the public and will remain open until 6 p.m.

While admission to USS Constitution is free of charge, all persons age 18 and older must present a valid federal or state-issued photo I.D. or passport to board the ship.

All Constitution visitors are also encouraged to view additional artifacts from ‘Old Ironsides’ and experience numerous interactive galleries at the USS Constitution Museum, also located in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State, actively defended sea lanes against global threats from 1797-1855. Now a featured destination on Boston’s Freedom Trail, Constitution and her crew of active duty U.S. Navy Sailors offer community outreach and education about the ship’s history and the importance of naval sea power to more than 500,000 visitors each year.

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

Details

Date: September 11, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 10:30am

Organizer

USS CONSTITUTION

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

Venue

USS Constitution

Address:
1 Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129

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