USS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from
the World Trade Center
It is the fifth in a new class of
warship – designed for missions that include special operations
against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700
combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted
down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When
it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough
steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt.
Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for
Junior Chavers, foundry operations
manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he
touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had
a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down.
They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'
motto? 'Never Forget'
keep this going so everyone can see what we are made of in this
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