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Never has she failed us! Never has her crew failed in showing their allegiance and belief in the country they served, or the honor they felt, in belonging to the ship that sheltered them, and on whose decks they fought, where many gave their lives. To have commanded the Constitution is a signal honor; to have been one of her crew, in no matter how humble a capacity, is an equal one. Her name is an inspiration. Not only do her deeds belong to our Naval record, but she herself is possessed of a brave personality. In light weathers, in storm or hurricane, or amid the smoke of battle she responded with alacrity and obedience, and seemed ever eager to answer the will of her commander. May the citizens of this country, in gratitude, see that she, like her namesake and prototype, will never be forgotten. Her commanders in the future, as in the past, will see to it that her flag never shall be lowered. She was conceived in patriotism; gloriously has she shown her valor.

Let her depart in glory if the fates so decree; but let her not sink and decay into oblivion.​

Commodore William Bainbridge (1831)  

Upcoming Events

  • ANNUAL REUNION
    ANNUAL REUNION
    Mon, Oct 21
    Boston
    Oct 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Boston, Building 5, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02109, USA
    Oct 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Boston, Building 5, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02109, USA
    Sailors of Old Ironsides Association annual reunion gathering.
  • 2024 Army Navy Game
    2024 Army Navy Game
    Sat, Dec 14
    COMMANDERS FIELD
    Dec 14, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
    COMMANDERS FIELD, 1600 Fedex Way, Greater Landover, MD 20785, USA
    Dec 14, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
    COMMANDERS FIELD, 1600 Fedex Way, Greater Landover, MD 20785, USA
    Army Navy Football Game FedEx Stadium - Washington DC 3pm December 14, 2024
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2024 Election Results

The current SOIA Officers for 2024 are:

    President            Herb Irwin

    Vice President    Mike Hollinshead

    Treasurer             Ed Okseniak

    Secretary             Steve Sustrick

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