Navy Ship Honors 9/11 Victims and Heroes

Marc Sheppard
Today the Navy christens the USS New York, an amphibious transport dock ship sporting a bow-stem forged from over 7 tons of steel salvaged from ground zero.

The ship, which is now 70% complete and is the fifth of the NY pedigree, is 684 feet long and engineered to transport landing forces of up to 800 in amphibious warfare operations of the US Marine Corps.  Troops so deployed will surely feel the steel of the Twin Towers -- which couldn't have found a better second home -- beneath their boots as they disembark to defend our nation.

And, as they hit the beach, they'll likely find further inspiration in these words inscribed in their ship's crest -- "Never Forget"

Amen.



Today the Navy christens the USS New York, an amphibious transport dock ship sporting a bow-stem forged from over 7 tons of steel salvaged from ground zero.

The ship, which is now 70% complete and is the fifth of the NY pedigree, is 684 feet long and engineered to transport landing forces of up to 800 in amphibious warfare operations of the US Marine Corps.  Troops so deployed will surely feel the steel of the Twin Towers -- which couldn't have found a better second home -- beneath their boots as they disembark to defend our nation.

And, as they hit the beach, they'll likely find further inspiration in these words inscribed in their ship's crest -- "Never Forget"

Amen.