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09-08-2008, 11:49 PM
Made with part of the WTC melted down.
09-09-2008, 02:54 PM
Good deal. Means a lot to some.
09-09-2008, 03:04 PM
That is really cool!
We had her sistership pull into the Naval Weapons Station a couple weeks back. She was MASSIVE!
Here is the news article (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/new-orleans-ship-2132000-davies-class).
09-10-2008, 01:47 PM
For those that might have forgotten...
09-10-2008, 03:18 PM
Tommorrow is actually my middle son John's B-day...
When you go and VOTE in 50+ days...3 #s should be there with you 9-1-1
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'