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Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:54 AM

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Three of New York's Bravest gaze at the USS New York before its christening in Avondale, La. Approximately 7.5 tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center are cast in the bow stem of the ship.


AVONDALE, La. - The USS New York, an amphibious assault ship built with scrap steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center, was christened Saturday as a source of strength and inspiration for the nation.

Thousands of people, including friends and families of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, gathered near the hulking gray ship, trimmed in red, white and blue banners.

The bow stem, which contains 7.5 tons of steel from the site, bore a shield with two gray bars to symbolize the twin towers and a banner over that declaring "Never Forget," a slogan among New Yorkers.

"May God bless this ship and all who sail on her," ship sponsor Dotty England said before smashing a bottle of champagne against it, producing a loud thump to go with the spurting liquid and flying streamers.


Cool Beans!!! Don't know how I missed this news.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:42 PM

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