Ajoleblon...A Cajun Tale

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
This journal is a bunch of rants about nothing. Mostly lighthearted happenings in the life of a woman who is very simple and who wants for nothing but greatly appreciates whatever is given. You will find nothing profound here but hopefully something that will make you laugh and that's what I enjoy doing most. Being humorous. Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

U S S New York


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"

Please keep this going so everyone can see what we are made of in this country!


garnett109 said...

will do have a great week!

gazker said...

That is some ship, God Bless all who sail in her.

stupidsheetguy said...

Beautiful story. It's sad that the ship originated from such an awful event, but nothing could be more appropriate than a tool to fight terrorism.

Thanks for sharing this one with me. The World Trade Center will always have a special place in my heart.


momofacorspman said...

This ship is awesome I hope my son can sail on her

alloub26 said...

Good luck to all that sail on her