NY's namesake ship to visit for 9/11 anniversary

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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 3:40 PM
NY's namesake ship to visit for 9/11 anniversary

A Navy ship built with steel from the World Trade Center will anchor near ground zero for ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (SHOO'-mur) announced Tuesday the Navy has agreed to bring the USS New York to the state after which it was named. He says the Navy's decision came after weeks of negotiations.

Schumer said in a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (MAY'-buhs) it would be fitting for those who lost loved ones at the twin towers to be joined by the ship forged with steel from those towers when it anchors off lower Manhattan.

The USS New York is an amphibious transport ship built with 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the trade center. Its motto is "Never Forget." It was commissioned in 2009.