Constitution to Participate in Fargo Navy Week


Story Number: NNS180718-05Release Date: 7/18/2018 11:26:00 AM
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From USS Constitution Public Affairs

BOSTON (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to USS Constitution will participate in a Navy Week in Fargo, N.D., July 23-29.

Constitution Sailors will kick off their participation with a presentation about the history of the ship at Bennett Boys & Girls Club.

They will give presentations at Eagles Boys & Girls Club, Rock Creek Youth Center Boys & Girls Club, Lewis & Clark Boys & Girls Club, Lincoln Boys & Girls Club, Ed Clapp Boys & Girls Club, Fargo Youth Center Boys & Girls Club, Longfellow Boys & Girls Club, Carlson Library, and Island Park Library. Additionally, Constitution Sailors will participate in College for Kids, Superheroes in the Park, the Fargo Air Show, and a visit to Sanford Children's Hospital.

Finally, Constitution Sailors will participate in a community relations project with the Salvation Army.

"Navy Weeks are some of the best opportunities that our Sailors get to experience while stationed aboard USS Constitution," said Cmdr. John A. Benda, Constitution's Executive Officer. "It gives them an opportunity to take what they've learned at Constitution and share that history and enthusiasm with the rest of the country."

This is the eighth Navy Week that Constitution Sailors have participated in this year. They participated in similar activities in San Antonio, Waco, Texas, Birmingham, Ala., Tampa, Fla., Chattanooga, Tenn., Reno, Nev., and Sacramento, Calif.

The primary purpose of the Navy Week program is to increase Navy awareness by presenting the Navy to Americans who live in cities that normally do not have a significant naval presence. Fargo Navy Week will showcase the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy and provide residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand.

Constitution, America's Ship of State, actively defended sea lanes against global threats from 1797-1855. The World's Oldest Commissioned Warship Afloat, Constitution embodies 220 years of maritime heritage and unwavering service to her country. Now a featured destination on Boston's Freedom Trail, Constitution and her crew of active duty U.S. Navy Sailors offer community outreach and education about the ship's history and the importance of naval sea power to more than 500,000 visitors each year. Constitution is berthed at Pier One in Charlestown Navy Yard.

For more information on Constitution, visit www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution or www.facebook.com/ussconstitutionofficial.

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