Saturday, March 01, 2008

The USS New York!

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A new U.S. Navy ship that was christened in Louisiana as 'USS New York' is built partly using steel from the 9/11 ruins of the World Trade Center.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is awe-inspiring. I hope this ship and its crew will encounter and destroy in some way those responsible for rendering the steel that made it. It was forgerd in the blood of two thousand ,seven-hundred and ninty-seven of our fellow citizens, Americans like us. Seven-hundred of those were from Middletown, New Jersey, just twenty minutes north of where I live. Its one of Jersey's ''bed-room'' communities, nicely middle and upper middle-class about an hours busride or trainride straight into Manhattan. No other community in the tri-state area or the country lost more of its residents on 9/11. Memories of that awful day haunt me latley. I've been haunted by the images of those who leaped to their deaths from the Trade Center. I commuted on the PATH trains through the South Tower for years, I worked across the street building Battery Park City and have stood in front of that twin colossus many times, if you had never seen it, it WAS something to see. I can tell you that to be working either in a high-rise office buidling or building one in Mahattan New York was to niether be flying nor grounded to the Earth but suspended in between ,looking up at Heaven and looking down, in some cases way down at the side walk. And its this, if you can follow my train of thought that haunts me , horrfies me and angers me. I want the ideology that bought this horror to my country, our home, stamped out, burnt out , for the evil it is and for what it did to thousands of lives, lost on that day and the thousands more who will never stop grieving. I hope the U.S.S New York will bring that about. "give me a fast ship, for I intend to go in Harms way''. John Paul Jones. God speed and smooth sailing USS New York. Johnnymac.

3:26 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

J'Mac...thanks for sharing these memories. I cried so hard and long when I realized what happened.

Donal, this is a beautiful tribute to both this special ship and the people who died. The crew must be so proud to serve on her.

8:00 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

J'MAC--that was beuautiful (even my sis says you can write like no guy she's ever seen); I told her how good you were--I love the things you write.

What you wrote about the WTC was so personal and true; you write with such feeling, are a man of such feeling--it was like I was standing there in front of the Towers myself. I never saw them--don't know if I'm glad I never did now, or not. Nice seeing them through your eyes and heart--always.

Seeing them that morning made me so mad, broke my heart so thoroughly--I hope this beautiful ship does it's justice.

10:08 PM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Very stirring post, J'Mac. I never did see the Twin Towers either. The last time I visited NYC was 1967. I was 10 years old. The WTC wasn't built yet. I did go to the top of the Empire State Building and looking down at the sidewalk was something else. You made me remember that trip!

Every time I see an old movie which shows the Twim Towers standing tall and shining, I have a physical reaction. It feels like someone is ripping out my guts. It's so evil, what those bastards did to us that day.

I'm with you, J'Mac. Islam must be vanquished.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnny as familiar as you are with the train station below the Towers, do you remember a Jewelry Store owner in that station-or in the mall under one of the Towers? He was a friend of my brother's. And of course he died. It was pure dumb luck that Jay wasn't there that day. He worked in one of the Towers 1-3 days per week.

The ship idea was INSPIRING!

Morgan

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you folks. These things I was writting about have really been bothering me and its lead to an epiphany for me in the true nature of Islam, its pretty much this epiphany that lead me to write "Auschwitz & Islam'' last month, I'm sorry, there is no difference between these two and there just isn't anything moderate about Islam. Its time to put the bloody 7th. centruy back were it belongs, back in the bloody 7th. century! Yes, Morgan, I remembr that jewelry store you're talking about very well. I seem to remember it was an upscale place, in the North Tower, I believe, well, actually in the big concousre that ran underneath the two Towers. Hey, I'm ranting here, you nice people have a great Sunday, Springs coming! J'Mac.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually only 37 were from Middletown.
http://www.ahherald.com/middletown/mt_9_11_memorial.htm

But still it is a nice story.

1:58 PM  

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