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Ever wonder what happened to the rubble from the Twin Towers?

If you think about it, the devastation of the Twin Towers of the World Trade
Center on September 11, 2001 created an enormous pile of rubble.  Besides the
two towers, which were each 110 stories tall, other neighboring buildings had
to be demolished to accommodate the removal of the debris, which took over
eight months to complete.  Millions of tons of steel, concrete and other materials
had to be relocated during that time.But where did it all go?

I confess, I had never thought about what might happen to all of that stuff.  It
certainly would have been an incredible drain on landfills in the area, but the
disposition of these materials was not in the public eye.  I don’t even remember
hearing any discussion about where it should be stored.

What a delight to find the answer!  Our devastation has become a vehicle for
defending our country and our freedoms!

Here SHE is! As you scroll down, notice the twin towers on top.

Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center !




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.



‘It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.’

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.


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

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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