ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- RVC continued its recognition of Veterans Day. A replica of the U.S.S Constitution was donated to the college's library this afternoon.
A Navy commander gave the crowd some history of "Old Iron-Sides" and its importance to the U.S. Navy. The man who made the model hopes it will inspire more students to study the history of the frigate.
"You gotta remember, the age of sail is long gone. These kids have no idea what's going on out there. It's only been a 150 years since people have been rotating without sails,” the man who donated the model, Ronald Ramlow said.
The model will be placed in a specially designed oak case for students and visitors to view.
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