28 Feb '14, 11am

US warship named in honor of United Flight 93 victims: #Sept11 #NeverForget

US warship named in honor of United Flight 93 victims: #Sept11 #NeverForget

Related Johnstown, Pa. native on USS Somerset crew The USS Somerset doesn't simply honor those who fought and perished aboard United Flight 93. From stem to stern, the gleaming warship embodies their spirits and preserves the memory of what has come to be known as America's first strike in the war against terror. The bow stem, the leading edge of the ship that cuts its path through the sea, was made from the melted-down remnants of a dragline crane, an old coal-shoveling machine that had been abandoned. The crane became a prominent landmark near the field where the hijacked Boeing 767 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. Plaques with the names of the 40 passengers and crew, and ceremonial decking were made from maple trees salvaged at the site in Shanksville, Somerset County, 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The words "Let's Roll" - the rallying cry of the passengers and crew who s...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/a-ship-honors-the-memories...

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