New York's other Memorial Day Comes and Goes; Nothing Changes
Another day to remember is pointed out by the AP:
While Americans grieved the 9/11 attacks and U.S. troops went to war in Afghanistan, another army, one made up of ironworkers, heavy equipment operators and mason tenders, toiled day and night to clear away the destruction of the World Trade Center's twin towers in lower Manhattan and recover the bodies of the dead.
In just 8 1/2 months, an estimated 1.8 million tons of twisted steel and pulverized concrete were painstakingly removed, transforming a mountainous pile into a 16-acre hole that became known as The Pit.
By Memorial Day, it was all but over. The day after the holiday, workers cut down the last column of steel still standing at the site.
Incidentally, the steel from 9/11 was on parade this week in New York in the form of a massive war-ship. CBS New York reports:
One of the ships taking part in this year’s Fleet Week is the USS New York, which was built in part using steel from the World Trade Center site.
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On Saturday, the ship was adopted by September 11 families in a special ceremony in Staten Island, reports CBS 2's Dave Carlin.
The public streamed in by the thousands to experience the ship that represents the best America has to offer. It was a bustling and thriving symbol of the power and strength of New York – a ship with ground zero steel, a unique memorial.
“Everywhere we go, we’ll do what the Navy does around the world, but we’re also representing for all these people…a floating memorial that kicks but,” Ensign Jennifer Traul said.
Training had been going nonstop for the crew of the ship as it prepared for its first deployment next year, but for Fleet Week, it’s R&R for the crew, a chance to enjoy New York and accept heartfelt thanks for their sacrifice.
Readers of Nor Cal Truth may remember that there are actually three (3) war ships made from 9/11 debris, not just the USS New York.
Three ships have been made with debris from 9/11, but nearly 6,000 American troops have been sacrificed along with tens-of-thousands (at least) of Afghans and Iraqis.
Nearly 1,000 9/11 clean-up workers have died and countless others are sick.
If only our air-defense on 9/11 was as orderly and efficient as the dump trucks on 9/11 and following months, perhaps things would be different. (Watch: 9/11 Debris, Investigation of Ground Zero)
Yet here we are knee-deep into the longest and costliest wars of our history: Our air-defense was sabotaged on 9/11. There is a lot to remember for sure, so I will keep it short.
Here is what I want people to remember most right now: