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: Snoop Dogg Pays Tribute To Late Mother Beverly Tate At Boston Concert
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: Boston Begins Clearing Tents At 'Mass And Cass' Homeless Encampments
There was also a 17-gun salute when Old Ironsides passed by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston.MORE NEWS: Concord-Carlisle High School Teacher Accused Of Using Racist Slur Put On Leave
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.