Sunday, June 10, 2007

RE: DisHonor to 911 Victims, USS NY Warship-made from WTC Steel

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From: FREE FALL (Space Beam)
Date: Jun 9, 2007 6:13 PM


In September 2003, 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel were melted at a Louisiana foundry to cast the bow stem of the USS New York. The bow stem, the forward-most portion of the bow, is the vertical piece that rises from the red section in the photo. The USS New York (LPD 21) is the fifth ship in the series of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships being built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships are 684 feet (208.4 meters) long and 105 feet (31.9 meters) wide and will replace the functions of four classes of older amphibious ships. This new class of ship provides the U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Strike Group with the technology and flexibility to launch and recover amphibious landing craft; operate an array of rotary-wing aircraft; and carry and launch the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Image courtesy Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.

“Never Retreat, Never Surrender,” USS New York

About 24 tons of steel taken from the ruins of New York’s World Trade Center have been turned into molten liquid and poured into the mold of the bow stem of the USS New York, LPD-21, an amphibious Landing Platform Dock of the new and innovative San Antonio class. This bow stem will be the first section of the ship to cut through the water when she is underway, “the first part of the ship slicing through the (seas)” to combat terrorism around the world. Her motto has already been selected, and is apt: “Never retreat, never surrender.” International terrorists want to play hardball, and it’s hardball we’ll play. Taped speeches threatening Americans on Al-Jazeera TV and made in safe havens far away are one thing. Playing hardball against the United States of America is quite another. The USS New York and the 11 others in its class are designed to reach out and touch terrorists anywhere, at anytime, and deliver a jolt that will be felt 'round the world.

Steel resurrected from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center Site was trucked south to Amite Foundry and Machine Inc., in Amite, La., where it was melted and cast in the mold of a bow-stem, the foremost section of the hull on the water line that slices through the water. Photo credit: Cpl. Ryan J. Skaggs, USMC

Sept. 11 Victims' families protest "Freedom Center"

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A group representing families of some Sept. 11 victims gathered at New York's World Trade Center site to oppose construction of a "museum of freedom" next to a memorial to those who died in the terrorist attack.
The demonstration by a group calling itself "Take Back the Memorial" appealed for the planned International Freedom Center [IFC]to be excluded from the 16-acre site.

Ground Zero Molten 6 weeks after 9/11

WTC Human remains used to fill pot hole's




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