Early March is late winter, not quite spring in Cape Giradeau, MO. But on a recent trip to New Orleans I did see signs of spring. And signs of resilience, like this ship.

The New York is built of steel recycled from The World Trade Center.
USS New York (LPD-21)

Twenty-four tons of the steel used in the ships’ construction came from the rubble of the World Trade Center.

USS New York (LPD-21) was christened on March 1, 2008, in a ceremony at Avondale Shipyards, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River approximately 12 miles upriver from downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. It is scheduled to be commissioned in the Fall of 2009, in New York City.

“The USS New York will soon be defending freedom and combating terrorism around the globe, while also ensuring that the world never forgets the evil attacks of September 11, 2001 and the courage and strength New Yorkers showed in response to terror,” said New York Govonor George Pataki.

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