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    USS Constitution Sailors Volunteer to Clean Charlestown

    USS Constitution cleans Charlestown

    Courtesy Photo | BOSTON (May 2, 2021) Seaman Swafdar Ssekiziyivu, left, from Los Angeles, and Damian...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class GrantG Grady 

    USS Constitution

    BOSTON – USS Constitution Sailors volunteered to pick up litter and debris around Charlestown’s neighborhoods, May 2.

    “It is great to get out and help cleanup in the community,” said Seaman Jacob Ortiz. “USS Constitution is a staple of Charlestown, so it is important that we go out and help our community.”

    Over 20 active-duty Constitution Sailors split up into five teams spanning the length of Charlestown, including streets, local parks and the Bunker Hill Monument.

    Each team spent three hours cleaning and beautifying the area around Charlestown.

    USS Constitution, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in
    the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855.

    During normal operations, the active-duty Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation to more than 600,000 people a year as they support the ship’s mission of promoting the Navy’s history and maritime heritage and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence.

    USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and destroyed or captured 33 opponents.

    The ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship’s wooden hull.



    Date Taken: 05.02.2021
    Date Posted: 05.03.2021 15:12
    Story ID: 395481
    Location: BOSTON, MA, US

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