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Friday, February 09, 2007

USS New York
I received this e-mail tonight and it just put chills all over me. I felt that I needed to share this with all my friends... I know y'all will feel just as proud as I do looking at and reading this. We will "Never Forget"......

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"
Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 8:31 PM

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Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said ... (2/09/2007 8:57 PM) : 

oh yeah, let's roll.....

smiles, bee


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (2/09/2007 8:59 PM) : 

great post dixie, this old soldier will never forget and i hope those marines go get some payback......


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (2/09/2007 9:02 PM) : 

Mrs. Bee... I warned y'all... ;-)

I agree with you Sarge... totally agree.


Blogger Tug said ... (2/09/2007 10:58 PM) : 

It leaves you speechless, doesn't it. Awesome.


Blogger Peg said ... (2/10/2007 6:24 AM) : 

Wow...thanks for sharing that Dixie.

As tug said, "it leaves you speechless..."


Blogger Travis said ... (2/10/2007 1:04 PM) : 

That's outstanding.


Blogger Bond said ... (2/10/2007 2:37 PM) : 

Wonderful you are back again Pookie...

Missed my Hoochie Mamas the last few days..

I do have to tell you one thing.. I had a real hard time reading today with that tribute above your picture. I can not see those pictures without beginning to get ill remembering NYC that day.


Blogger Angell said ... (2/12/2007 12:31 PM) : 

A wonderful post Dix. Thank you so much for sharing that.


Blogger Sueann said ... (2/12/2007 6:44 PM) : 

Dix - Thank you so much for posting this. I knew nothing about it! Where have I been? Loads of Prayers for your son! Loads of Love for you!


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