I have never forgotten the day that the twin towers came down. The heartache and the grief and the images and so many lives lost. That’s why this article is so important because to take a piece of history and makes it into something good. The video below illustrates this point showing how they took the steel from the Trade Towers and made the bow of the ship for the USS New York.
OUT OF THE ASHES: USS New York
Here’s an excerpt from an article that was written last week. Since that article the ship has left and is headed towards New York. The USS New York will head to its namesake city, where it will be commissioned Nov. 7. Then it will move to its home port of Norfolk, Va. To read full article
By Paul Purpura, The Times-Picayune
The USS New York will leave Avondale on Tuesday atbout 7 a.m., and officials are asking people to line the banks of the Mississippi River to give the ship a New Orleans-style sendoff.The ship — whose bow stem contains about 7 1/2 tons of steel from the World Trade Center, felled during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — also will receive two 21-gun salutes during its trek from Northrop Grumman’s Avondale shipyard to the Gulf of Mexico.