Its been 2948 days since the attack, more than a day for every man, woman and child killed.
USS New York LPD-21 is a ship forged of 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center. It was commissioned on November 7th, 2009 at the Intrepid Museum Pier 88 South, Pier 86 North NYC, NY, 10036, USA. This ship was named in honor of the victims, using a state name which is usually reserved for submarines. It was granted the name by the Secretary of England, a special consideration for the surface ship.
The wreckage of the World Trade Center provided salvaged steel, inspected by the shipyard and Navy for material strength and determined that its integrity was sufficient. New York Governor, George Pataki, said that the twisted steel represents a strong national defense and a unity from the New Yorkers who banded together amidst tragedy, and that it is a model of defending freedom and combating terrorism around the globe, while acting as a reminder that the attacks will never be forgotten.
The bow stem was erected on August 4th, 2005, and completed in March 2006. It is a Norfolk, Virginia based ship with 360 Sailors and 3 Marines.
No other ship in world history carries the sentiment and import this ship possesses. In her bow is 7.5 tons of World Trade Center Steel, on her decks are the best and brightest crew this nation can produce and in our hearts, the hopes and dreams of a nation that will not be kept down.
TT&E remembers and honors those who were affected by this act of terrorism every day. We are thankful for those who act out of selflessness to protect our country daily.