Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This Is A Wow--the U.S.S. New York! Wow! I Love It!

Thank you for this kick-ass, Imp!

12 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

"Clean" and as articulate as hell, heh he he - I think it's great!

2:00 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I would be so ashamed to EVER serve on the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter...

2:22 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Is this the ship made from material from Ground Zero?

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"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"



Imp

3:29 PM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

Beautiful ship, isn't it? May that flag ever fly so proudly.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

Beautiful ship, isn't it? May that flag ever fly so proudly.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

She sure is beaut! (Pronounced: bute. Spelled: ?) lol. Great pic.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Dear Anonymous,
I did not know. OMG. Your definition and explanation has brough tears rolling down my face once again. I have not forgotten for I cannot. Would you mind if I write a story based on this information? Do you think you could lead me to some other links (newspapers, etc) so I can verify this? Please let me know. Thank you.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1800575



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article723328.ece


http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/ussnewyork.asp


IMP

4:47 PM  
Blogger FLORIAN said...

There is a USS Jimmy Carter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd jump ship.

5:10 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Rosemary, our dear IMP put the links up for more information. They are under your post. Please help yourself; I know WONDERFUL people here!

6:28 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

FLO--I know. Damned shame, too.

11:41 AM  

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