Thursday, September 10, 2009

Giving it right back to them

Heard today on Navy Radio News (a neat little newswire that the local AM carries), the USS New York has been commissioned. My favorite touch, personally, is this:

Steel salvaged from the World Trade Center wreckage has been used in the construction of New York. The shipyard and Navy inspected the steel and found that it was of sufficient material strength so that it could be incorporated into the bow stem of New York.
That's right. They broke it. They thought they broke us in the process. And now, we've salvaged what they've broken, reforged it, and are going to use it to send Marines, SEALs, and the associated support equipment around the world, spreading peace when possible, doing violence when necessary, and always pursuing that which is good.

And that is why we will not be broken.


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