Tuesday, Nov 3rd, 2009
The USS New York, a battleship built with steel from the World Trade Center, has heralded its arrival at the site of the 2001 terrorist attack with a 21-gun salute.
Families of September 11 victims were among those who gathered at a waterfront viewing area, where they could see the crew standing along the deck of the grey US Navy battleship.
Shots were fired, with a cracking sound, in three bursts.
The bow of the $1 billion (¬£600m) ship, built in Louisiana, contains about 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen towers.
“It’s a transformation … from something really twisted and ugly,” said Rosaleen Tallon, who lost her firefighter brother, Sean, on 9/11. “I’m proud that our military is using that steel,” she added.
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This article was posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 11:37 am