USS New York

Attacked by Islam fanatics on September 11, 2001 the United Stated lost two of it's most notable buildings in New York City known as the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon.   The fanatics flew fully loaded passenger aircraft into these buildings.   An attempt was made to take out either the White House or The Capitol building but this was thwarted by some very brave people on that last flight, unable to disable the Muslim fanatics, the passenger plane was flown into the ground.   We lost over 3000 American and foreigners under our protection that day.
Taking revenge for these dastardly attacks, President Bush ordered the Fanatics to be swept from Afghanistan and Iraq.
They took two of our building - we took two of their countries.  
They saw the ability of our military.
They have yet to see the utter devastation we are capable of bringing on a whole continent.
Do you think they will be stupid enough to try again.
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'




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