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Can we build it?

Okay, so we haven't rebuilt the Twin Towers. That is truly unfortunate.

And the memorial to United Flight 93 isn't the greatest, either.

I KNOW America can do better.

Ah, but wait, she HAS.

I present to you, the USS New York. The USS New York is a warship forged from 8 tons of steel taken from the wreckage of the Twin Towers!!

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This is the perfect weapon to employ in the War on Terror. Oops! I meant the Overseas Contingency Operations.

The ships motto is "I'm here, to remind you, of the mess you left when you went away".

Oh wait, no, that's an Alanis song.

The actual motto is "Never Forget"

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Props to the men and women who worked on this American masterpiece, which will be commissioned Nov 7th.

St Petersburg Times elaborates:

"Their dedication and devotion to duty has been, to say the least, epic," Philip Teel, a vice president for Northrop Grumman Corp. and head of its ship systems division, told a Navy League dinner audience in New York on March 22.

"It sounds trite, but I saw it in their eyes," Teel said in a separate interview. "These are very patriotic people, and the fact that the ship has steel from the trade center is a source of great pride. They view it as something incredibly special. They're building it for the nation."

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."

So, I ask again. Can we build it?

Yes, we can!


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Comments (13)

Thank you for sharing this.... (Below threshold)

Thank you for sharing this. Tears came to my eyes while I read about this beautiful war ship. There's so much bad news lately, with Obama and his administration constantly trying to tear down America, with the economy and the unemployment. To read this makes me feel hope again. Real hope.

Perhaps Obama will send the... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Perhaps Obama will send the New York on a World Apology Tour to bring Peace (tm) to the world and launch a new litigation initiative in the War on Overseas Contingency Operations.

Might get him a 2 point bounce in next week's favorability polls. Maybe even a Heisman Trophy.

Sorry, but anything Obama could say about the New York would just cheapen it.

Agreed, it has been far too... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

Agreed, it has been far too long since I read something that made me proud to be an American. I am a very very patriotic fool but the news lately has been so crappy (even the MSM) that this lifts me up.

I wonder why this isn't a big deal in the media? Are they trying to keep spirits down so people will mindlessly accept whatever the government doles out?

"Thank you for sharing t... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"Thank you for sharing this. Tears came to my eyes while I read about this beautiful war ship. "

And that, ladies and gentlen, is why President Obama received the Nobel prize.

He's not one of "those".

What?... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

What?

Steve Green - You're right ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Steve Green - You're right he's not one of "Those" people for whom loyalty, honor, sacrifice, and duty mean something.

So he can stand in company with the racist, anti-Semitic terrorists (Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat and others) who have won the Peace Prize lately. Quite an honor that is.

Very nice tribute.... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Very nice tribute.

Wizbang's maggie, I think it is time to pull the carpet off Stevie Green. Not useful for anything. ww

"Steve Green - You're ri... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"Steve Green - You're right he's not one of "Those" people for whom loyalty, honor, sacrifice, and duty mean something."

No, he's not one of those who tear up at the thought of war ships.

In fact, I'd guess he's more the type who would tear up at the thought of us needing fewer war ships as our country moves forward through the 21st century.

And THAT is why he got the Nobel Peace Prize.

Steve Green...Neville Chamb... (Below threshold)

Steve Green...Neville Chamberlain should have gotten the "Peace Prize" too, eh?

Your worthless ass is being protected 24x7 by the men & women of the United States military. Try remembering that.

Thousands of New Orleanians... (Below threshold)
doctorj:

Thousands of New Orleanians line the levees in respect.
http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/10/photos_uss_new_yorks_sails_tow.html

Here is the video.... (Below threshold)
doctorj:
Liberal lunkleads would wan... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Liberal lunkleads would want us to exchage our guns for dumb musical interments and melt down our guns and make dumb park benches for their goofy peace parks with rows of moonbats all in neat rows of stupid dumness

"Never Forget"</i... (Below threshold)
Paul_In_Houston:

"Never Forget".

Expect someone in this administration to change it to
"Can't we all just get along?".

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