Friday, February 27, 2009

A Grim Reminder



USS New York It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

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. The ship's motto? "Never Forget". 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."

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.


3 comments:

Angela February 28, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

OMG! I don't know what to say about this. I'm gonna sit on this one for a while and process my thoughts.
I'll be back though. LOL

Simon Bar Sinister,  March 6, 2009 at 3:54 PM  

This ship is the ultimate insult added to the injury of 9/11. Three thousand people died so that this ship could be built. The evidence was whisked away from the crime scene (a crime in itself). Then this ship is used to perpetuates the killing in a fake never ending war on a feeling (terror).

Yes, this ship is a grim reminder of the scum that proffit from wars that they themselves start.

Joseph M. Fasciana March 6, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

To Sinister,

Not much to argue about with your viewpoint. I despised the war in Iraq and the administration that put more American lives on the line.

Regards,

Joseph

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