Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget

In case you have not seen or heard, I recently received this in an email:

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



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

Please take a moment to remember the families and friends who lost their lives on that fatal day. As well as thinking of all the men and women serving our country, especially the ones on foreign soil today. We do not take for granted, the freedoms we still enjoy today!

Purrs to all our friends - we are grateful for all of you.

10 comments:

ML said...

Great post.
Never forget.
ML

Parker said...

That's right, never forget...

The Meezers said...

we will never forget. We were not aware that the New York has been launched. how wonderful!

Tybalt said...

My mommy got that email from Grandmama a little while ago. . .it made her sad and proud at the same time.

The Crew said...

We didn't know about the USS New York. What a fitting use for the Trade Center steel...a ship that will protect Americans from further harm.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We had not heard about the New York. Wow.

Beau said...

We will never ever forget...God Bless the USA!

Les Trois Chats said...

Hi friends, I am going to all the blogs on our list to let you know that we are deleting "Les Trois Chats." Momma is too busy to let us blog anymore - she has had a hard time blogging for herself even. We are actually now Les Quatre Chats anyway as we added LOLA in June, who is a POOP and has put me to shame as the alpha cat around here... even though, yes, she's a GIRL. (I know, SO emasculating! I need a treat or twenty to comfort me...)

We so enjoyed our time with all of you. Au revoir, les amis,

Moose

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We dint know about the USS New York! What a great idee...

judith said...

Wow, that is awesome.
Thanks for sharing.