As part of the Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812, the USS Constitution was taken out on a short ten-minute cruise outside Boston Harbor to mark the 200th anniversary of her victory versus HMS Guerriere.
Notice how I referred to the Constitution: as a she and not an it, unlike the author of this article from the Associated (with Terrorists) Press:
The USS Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, will be tugged from its berth in Boston Harbor on Sunday to the main deepwater pathway into the harbor. It will then set out to open seas for a 10-minute cruise.
The short trip marks the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during the War of 1812. It follows a three-year restoration project and is the first time the Constitution has been to sea on its own since its 200th birthday in 1997.
Before that, it hadn’t sailed under its own power since 1881. The Constitution is periodically tugged into the harbor for historical display.
Being the Navy Brat I am, I cringe every single time anyone in this country refers to a ship without a gender. Granted, that’s what the Germans do. But we are not Germans! The Fifth Column Treasonous Media™ being who they are, want to strip us of our history and traditions, and this AP writer works his unholy magick to do so.
May God always Bless the USS Constitution!
Posted by Macker at 05:36 MST |