Saturday, September 1, 2007

An email from Poppop Bill

Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center!
 
 
 
USS New York

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"

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."

The ship's motto? "Never Forget"


20 comments:

  1. wow.  how amazing is that?  i would be so proud to serve on that shop!
    tina

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  2. That's the best bit of recycling, I have ever heard of!
    Gaz

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  3. so cool!  Thanks for sharing
    hugs
    d

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  4. What a beautiful entry to your journal...thanks for sharing. God Bless...smiles...
                                                                                            Lovins...
                                                                                            TrayCee

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  5. Cindy, awesome entry !!!!!!!! Do'nt forget to write yourself a note to watch or tape Gumdrops tommorow at 5:00 p.m. on Spike TV, Hugs Lisa

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  6. Thanks for sharing this. I didn't know that even did that. I got a special entry to make just as soon as I can load stuff up our cable has been out for 8hrs today and just came back on. When I make the entry you'll wanna see.
    Take care, Chrissie

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  7. Hi Cindy,

    Thank you for stopping by my journal and answering my question (I use  .gif to save animated tags. (((hugs)))))
    Cindy)

    Where do you put the gif at? Like if I am naming the tag to save in my documents-where would the gif go so that the tag would stay animated when I saved it? Example: I'm saving the animated graph *yellowKitty* Sorry to post the question here, I didn't have your e-mail.

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  8. OMG Cindy I had no idea they had done this!! This is so wonderful! It gave me chills to read what they'd done with all of the metal.
    Thank you for posting this. It really cheered me up.
    Love ya MUCH,
    Pam xoxoxox

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  9. I've never heard of this before. Amazing.

    Ellen

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  10. you know I'm a Navy wife and I didn't even know this..I am going to ask hubby about it when he gets back from golf..thanks for sharing hun...
    Lyn

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  11. Very Cool!
    Hugs
    Sis

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  12. Loved it...and loved the motto!
    Have a great day!
    Joyce

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  13. WOW!  I never knew they were doing that.  
    Missie

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  14. This is awesome..thanks for sharing it..
    Sheri

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  15. very very VERY cool and awesome thanks for sharing

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  16. That is so cool.  Thanks for sharing.  I hadn't heard a thing about it.

                   Julie

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  17. thanks for this entry or i would have never have known about this ship.
    Love,lisa

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  18. I had no idea! Cool! Thanks for sharing. :o)
    Lisa

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  19. I had heard about that, but it's the first time I've seen a pic of it.  What an honor to be aboard her!

    Thanks for sharing, Cindy..

    Hugs
    jackie
    http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

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  20. wow i didnt know they did that!!!
    thanks for shairing
    em

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