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Four L-17 Navions from the Warbirds of America's Patriot Squadron conduct a formation flyover above the Bunker Hill monument and USS CONSITUTION during a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored World War II (WWII) 60th Anniversary Commemoration ceremony at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The ceremony, the culmination to Boston Navy Week, honored all WWII veterans. Twenty such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the US, arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO is a new unit tasked with enhancing the Navys brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy

A bow view of the 44-gun sail frigate USS CONSTITUTION tied up at its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard

A port bow view of the 44-gun sail frigate USS CONSTITUTION tied up at its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard

A close-up view of the bow of the 44-gun sail frigate USS CONSTITUTION tied up at its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The ship's port side 24-pound long guns have been run out of their ports

CMDR. David Cashman, the 62nd commanding officer of the 44-gun sailing frigate USS CONSTITUTION, inspects AIRMAN Leo Capelette, a member of the ship's marching unit called the "Pikemen." The unit will be appearing in President-elect George Bush's Inaugural Parade

Members of the 44-gun sail frigate USS CONSTITUTION marching unit, the "Pikemen," train for President-elect George Bush's Inaugural Parade

The sail frigate USS CONSTITUTION, the Navy's oldest commissioned warship, fires a single cannon as the U.S. flag is raised at morning colors. In the background, left, is the Bunker Hill monument

A port side view of the US Navy (USN) USS CONSTITUTION (Old Ironsides), the US Navys oldest commissioned warship afloat, as it gets underway for a turn-around cruise in Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts (MA). The CONSTITUTION will sail to Fort Independence, on Castle Island, fire a 21-gun salute, and then return to its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard as part of the Boston Navy Week celebrations arranged by the US Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO)

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