From the Steel of the
World Trade Center:

The USS New York, LPD-21


USS New York, LPD-21

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 September 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensign, 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 coming back."

The ship's motto? "Never Forget"

and never shall we forget the
First World Trade Center Bombing
Febrary 26, 1993

A&E Documentary
Minute by Minute

44min 48sec
Carmine Mazza, NBAer 1968-70, was on the scene during the immediate aftermath of the 1993 bombings. Maz is sharing personal footage he took while surveying the damage.
Thank You, Maz We Will Never Forget.
NBAers Video, pt. 1

9min 41sec
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NBAers Video, pt. 2

9min 59sec
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NBAers Video, pt. 3

3min 47sec
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