Today is George Washington’s birthday. He was born on this day in 1732. That’s 288 years, for those of you who are wondering. The USS Constitution had a 21-gun salute to President Washington on Presidents’ Day this past Monday. I visited to take some pictures and was allowed to photograph from the gun deck. They used a single cannon and fired it 21 times. This is an image of one of the crew firing the cannon. Other crew members and guests also fired it. There is a short video below.
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