Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes – a modern Navy ship has been molded from steel recovered at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center Twin Towers.
On Sept. 11, USS New York will move from its anchorage in the Hudson River to a location within sight of the World Trade Center. Members of all branches of the military, including Navy and Marine Corps service members from USS New York, will participate in the honor guard during the city’s commemoration ceremony.
USS New York is the sixth U.S. Navy ship to be named to honor the state of New York. Her bow stem includes seven and a half tons of steel recovered and re-forged from the World Trade Center’s twin towers.
The ship is an Amphibious Transport Dock and features many design elements and furnishings throughout her interior that serve as tributes to the events of 9/11. The ship’s motto is “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.”
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