God Bless America

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    New Military Vessel This bit of news brought out some pretty strong feelings for a lot of folks......

    USS New York

    With a year to go before it even touches the water, the Navy's amphibious assault ship USS New York has already made history. It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

    USS New York is about 45 percent complete and should be ready for launch in mid-2007. Katrina disrupted construction when it pounded the Gulf Coast last summer, but the 684-foot vessel escaped serious damage, and workers were back at the yard near New Orleans two weeks after the storm.

    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.

    "It would be fitting if the first mission this ship would go on is to make sure that bin Laden is taken out, his terrorist organization is taken out," said Glenn Clement, a paint foreman. "He came in through the back door and knocked our towers down and (the New York) is coming right through the front door, and we want them to know that."

    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 tradecenter 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'

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  2. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    That would be 1060 souls near an dear to my heart. She looks fast and able. May her chow be great and her liberty's long. And please Lord let her be standing by Mission Ready and not Battle Stations.
     

  3. Ace

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    I think this is a great thing they have done for the Navy and New York.
    To let the world know what America thinks about the terrorist organization . :big_smile_2:


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  4. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Ace you must not have seen this one.

    That's OK, for it's sure worth reposting.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Sorry brother I had not seen it some one sent it to me in a email.:big_smile:
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the post and the pics. I learned alot about this ship that I never knew.I'm sure the navy will have a good experienced commander but God should be in total control.
     
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    r ward New Member

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    I missed it the first time so I am glad you brought it back
     
  8. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    I missed it the first time too. Great post and definately worth repeating.
    Thanks and GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.