Thursday, February 08, 2007

Here SHE is, the USS New York...


Pretty neat!! I thought you guys would be encouraged by this event. Talk
about something good rising from the ashes of disaster.

Thought this was too fantastic to not share. pretty amazing...


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 assault craft.

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 everybody there."

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."

The ship's motto? "Never Forget"
Please keep this going so everyone can see what we are made of in this
country!

1 comment:

onehotpotato said...

that's neat. i hadn't heard of this before.....so i learned something new today.

Brooks, "You're My Everything!"...