BOSTON (CBS) – The U.S.S. Constitution fired off a 21-gun salute by Castle Island on Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The event involving both soldiers and sailors served to highlight the long relationship between the United States Army and Navy.READ MORE: I-Team: Law Passed During Pandemic Protects Nursing Homes From Lawsuits
The cannon firing happened just off Fort Independence on Castle Island, and the 101st Field Artillery Regiment of the Massachusetts National Guard returned the salute.READ MORE: Six Flags New England Reopens After More Than 13 Months
There was also a 17-gun salute when Old Ironsides passed by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Nora Baston To Be Named New Boston Police Commissioner; Dennis White Challenging Removal
The world’s oldest commissioned warship will reopen for tours on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and resume normal hours Saturday morning at 10 a.m.