Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution
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Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution


DOUG:DOUG: WELCOME ABOARD THE
USS CONSTITUTION IN THE MIDDLE
OF BOSTON HARBOR. WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE OUR
NATION’S BIRTHDAY THAN ON BOARD
THE OLDEST COMMISSIONED WARSHIP
IN THE U.S. NAVY? I GUESS YOU COULD SAY WE STARTED
OFF THIS FOURTH OF JULY WITH A
BANG. IT WAS LOUD DOWN BELOW IN THOSE
DECKS BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE
MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO
IN THE MILITARY A 21 GUN SALUT
IT HAPPENED OFF OF CASTLE ISLAND
IN SOUTH BOSTON. ABOUT 150 FOLKS FROM ACROSS THE
NATION THAT ENTERED A LOTTERY
TICKET. THEY WERE AL INVITED TO BRING
SOMEBODY WITH THEM ON BOARD AN
ASSORTMENT OF VIPS AND OTHER
FOLKS THAT HAD BEEN FOR THIS
HISTORIC MORNING. THIS IS THE THIRD OF SEVEN
TURNAROUNDS THROUGHOUT THE
SUMMER F OLD IRONSIDES. THE CAPTAIN HARKENS BACK TO THE
WORDS OF GENERAL GEORGE
WASHINGTON.>>AS HE’S READING THE
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE TO
HIS TROOPS AFTER ITS RECENTLY
RATIFIED BY THE CONTINENTAL
CONGRESS THE WORDS CHANGE. WE WERE NO LONGER A NATION THAT
WAS LOOKING FOR FORGIVENESS FOR
A COUPLE OF ROGUE MILITIAS THAT
HAD BROKEN AWAY. THIS WAS THE TIME WHEN AS A
NATION W STOOD AND EVERY
SOLDIER THAT WAS THERE, EVERY
CITIZEN SHOULDER — EVERY
CITIZEN SOLDIER SAYS I AM A
BELLIGERENT. I HAVE PLEDGED MY LIFE TO THIS
IDEA OF FREEDOM. DOUG WAS ALSO READ ON BOARD
EARLIER THIS MORNING, AS WAS A
REENLISTMENT AND RETIREMENT FROM
THE NAVY. IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, WE WANT
TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP. IN ABOUT 25 MINUTES FROM NOW AT
12:45, LOU WILL BE PASSING THE
COAST GUARD STATION AS WE COME
AROUND THE CORNER. THERE WILL BE A 17 GUN SALUTE
FOR THE FOLKS ON SHORE. LIVE ON BOARD THE USS
CONSTITUTI

One Comment

  • Robby D

    I hope you got this approved by Seth Moulton, he would be angry about displaying military equipment. It's not American.

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