From the Iron of the World Trade Towers, The USS New York

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

This is the 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'

As an edit:   Ken Cole had done a blog about a week ago on the commissioning of the ship.

 Here's the link:

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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

Why is it that we never see anything about this on TV?

it is amazing

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Aug 03, 2009 11:08 PM #1
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

Really, really cool blog. I also had no idea. What a sleek and menacing looking ship. I hope it will help us all to never forget!

Aug 03, 2009 11:13 PM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You can write volumes of things the press won't show of good things going on like this.  Just reading the piece by Ed and your comments sent chills up my spine and anger rose up in me again.  Just imagine all the other things they (press) are keeping from us... time to get off my soap box.. good post Ed thanks

Aug 03, 2009 11:16 PM #3
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

I'm so glad you posted this, Ed.  I suspect the officers and crews that serve on board this ship will also have an added sense of reverence for this ship.

Aug 03, 2009 11:20 PM #4
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The photos were sent to me late last night by a friend. It was an email whose intent was to re send to our acquaintances and others so as to remember the spirit. I do not recall CNN or anybody else covering this story, but as James said, writing about it makes the hair on my arms stand up.

I emailed to my inner circle as requested, but also got up early so I could get this onto AR early.

Aug 03, 2009 11:22 PM #5
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Nice post.  God bless America!

Aug 03, 2009 11:41 PM #6
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

This is a terrific story and certainly one worth being shouted from the rooftops. 

Aug 04, 2009 12:12 AM #7
Mark Artesani
Keller Williams Realty - Fountain Valley, CA
Huntington & Newport Beach, Fountain Valley Homes

Great post. Some times I wonder how short peoples memories are. I am glad to see that we are giving our troop what they need to keep us safe.

Aug 04, 2009 12:25 AM #8
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Ed, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Aug 04, 2009 01:03 AM #9
Eilean Foster
Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore - Egg Harbor City, NJ
Real Estate Agent

To requote Mr. Chavers, "'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'"

Can't say it any better than that!

God Bless American And Her Resilient Spirit!

Aug 04, 2009 01:06 AM #10
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ed, what a great story and tribute to the people who lost their lives on 9/11. What a fitting place to reuse the steel from the World Trade Center.

Aug 04, 2009 02:10 AM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed, all I have to say is WOW, and it is a shame that there was no media coverage, and if there was it must have been so low key that I did not see it.

Aug 04, 2009 11:39 AM #12
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