USS Constitution Honors First Responders On One Boston Day

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The USS Constitution is recognizing One Boston Day by sending a message of thanks to Boston's first responders, who served the city during the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, and are now working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The thank you message was spotted hanging off Old Ironsides on Wednesday, April 15, the seventh anniversary of the Marathon bombings, and a message of gratitude was posted on the USS Constitution's Facebook page.

The crew of the world's oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy sent thanks to "first responders, medical professionals, delivery and grocery workers who are on the frontlines of the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19)."

While physical events usually surrounding One Boston Day were canceled this year due to the coronavirus, the city found other ways the commemorate the anniversary.

Virtual interfaith services were streamed online and on local cable TV channels on Wednesday, which Mayor Marty Walsh also proclaimed as a "citywide day of reflection, prayer and unity."

(Photo: USS Constitution)

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