Saturday, June 27, 2009


Here she is, the USS New
York, made from the
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. 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.

"It was a spiritual moment for everybody there". Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager said that when the WTC 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 back."

ship's motto?
'Never Forget'

Monday, June 15, 2009


The new National Law Enforcement Museum is on a mission to acquire artifacts and materials for exhibition and collection in the new facility slated to open in Washington, DC in 2009. The Museum is inviting the U.S. public — and especially the law enforcement community — to help scour the country (and your attic!) to obtain objects, artifacts, documents, images, and oral histories that will tell the story of our nation’s law enforcement history from the 17th century to the present.

The Museum will be located in historic Judiciary Square, just steps away from the U.S. Capitol and directly across the street from the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial.

The Museum portion of the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Fund Web site at has the most updated museum “wish list,” as well as other information about the new Museum. There are artifact donation and artifact loan forms that can be downloaded from the site. Any items taken in by the Museum before the exhibits open will receive the utmost care and will be stored in the Museum’s state-of-the-art archival storage facilities. All items accepted into the collection will be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Nothing, however, should be sent to the Museum without first being discussed with the Museum staff, so if you have materials to donate or loan, please contact the Exhibition Coordinator Kimberly Nelson at or fax information to her at (703) 832-0483.