U.S.S Constitution Pays Tribute To Boston Marathon First Responders
No bigger can be bestowed upon somebody or an organization than having the Navy’s oldest warship honor you with a 21 gun salute. That’s exactly what happened this morning in Boston Harbor.
According to WBUR, sitting on the Constitution were over 300 members of Boston Fire and Police departments, State Police, MBTA Police and Watertown National Guard, as well as medical personnel from Boston EMS, Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The 215-year-old Constitution with the assistance of tugboats — the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat, left its berth in the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and then the cannons were fired, just off Fort Independence. A fitting tribute to the hero’s of Boston! Boston strong!