USS Constitution Fires 21-Gun Salute To Honor Frontline Workers

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The USS Constitution paid a special tribute to healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic.

Around 10 a.m. on Friday, about 200 frontline workers sailed on the ship around the Boston Harbor.

Employees from Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and Boston Emergency Medical Services, and other local hospital services were on the USS Constitution.

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Crew members fired a 21-gun salute while the frontline workers were on board near Castle Island around 11:30 a.m.

They fired another 17-gun salute at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The Museum reopened to the public on April 8 and is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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