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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!

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