The USS New York
For many years now Harv would forward both his daughter and I interesting items and news which caught his eye. They normally stemmed from military or political interests, to funny jokes and other subjects of the day.
Sometimes they were just TOO important to discard to my recycle bin, and here is one of them I had to post:
One of the most important "Naval" events ever completed after the horrendous bombings during 09/11/2001 was something that to this day I feel very proud of as an American.
The following photographs came to me via email forwarded from one of Harv's many friends:
*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?
Don't worry....WE WON'T!
For a full showing of this wonderful piece of United States History, Watch the video below:
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