Like most of our nation we are honoring and remembering the heros and victims of the 9/11 WTC attacks today. The news coverage and articles today got me thinking if there were any efforts done to recycle any of the wreckage. I found numerous articles related to recycling the remains of the WTC. I was ecstatic to find out in the Sacramento Bee that 7.5 tons of steel was recycled from the WTC to make the USS New York.

The USS New York is an amphibious transport dock steeped in symbolism from the 9/11 attacks. Its motto is “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.” It is so amazing that something that was taken away from us so tragically is recycled into a ship used to defend our country in the US military. The USS New York symbolizes our nations courage and resilience.

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