Boston reached back into its long history for Presidents’ Day during Monday’s festivities — firing off the cannons at the USS Constitution and bringing some life back into the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln at the JFK Library.
The USS Constitution, named one of the day’s honorees George Washington 225 years ago, stayed open for public visitation and ran tours ever half hour during the holiday, shooting off an impressive 21-gun salute at noon to mark the occasion.
The ship is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, sailing through George Washington’s to Joe Biden’s time in office, and was undefeated in battle.
Elsewhere, at the JFK Presidential Library, Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Abigail Adams briefly sprung back to life for the President’s Day Festival.
Reenactors took the stage through the early afternoon, guiding guests through their lives and answering inquiries, and attendees took up protest poster-making, sundae-eating, Declaration of Independence-signing and other activities throughout the historic archive.