Today and every day, we remember Sept. 11, 2001 – especially our shipmates who are serving aboard three U.S. Navy ships dedicated and named after the locations where the 9/11 attacks occurred:
USS New York (LPD 21), named in honor of the City of New York where the attacks on the World Trade Center occurred, includes 7.5 tons of steel in its stem salvaged from the World Trade Center.
USS Arlington (LPD 24), named in honor of Arlington County, Virginia, where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west wall of the Pentagon, contains a “Tribute Room” that includes a section of I-Beam and remnants from the site.
USS Somerset (LPD 25), named in honor Somerset County where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field, contains 22 tons of steel in the ship’s bow from excavators present at the crash site in Pennsylvania.
What are your memories of Sept. 11, 2001? Tell us in the comments below.