I got this from one of our readers and thought it was worth sharing. This is about the USS New York, this is the official Navy document, and this is the story (Hat Tip: Virginia)
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.”
The Ship’s Motto? “Never Forget”
June 24, 2007 at 4:00 pm
I think this is a real show of tenacity and I hope all those who cheered that day grasp the potential here. As well as consider cause/effect. Personally, I would of rather seen a roller coaster, or a large viewing ferris wheel like in London (I think). However, I do understand the very sad necessity.
Maybe someday we’ll be able to scrap the war-ship and build a roller coaster.
June 24, 2007 at 5:57 pm
Well, I believe that the following is written in the biblical Book Of Isaiah:
“And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nattion; neither shall they learn war anymore.”
Old but very timely. I agree with the farris wheel or framework for a sea aquarium maybe.
June 25, 2007 at 5:22 am
Ya have to Love it when God’s Word comes right on time. These are the perfect Words. Thanks for that. I’ll keep looking to the day; in spite of all the madness in the papers these days 🙂