USS New York to Visit for 9/11 Anniversary

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011  |  Updated 8:44 PM EDT
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USS New York to Visit for 9/11 Anniversary

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: The future USS New York passes lower Manhattan next to where the World Trade Center towers once stood November 2, 2009 in New York City. The ship, which is built with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow, is an amphibious transport dock ship and will be commissioned during a ceremony on November 7. As the ship entered New York Harbor where dozens of firefighters, family members of September 11 victims and onlookers gathered to watch, a detail aboard the 684-foot vessel fired a 21-gun salute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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A Navy ship built with steel from the World Trade Center will anchor near ground zero for ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Tuesday the Navy has agreed to bring the USS New York to the state after which it was named. He says the Navy's decision came after weeks of negotiations.

Schumer said in a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus it would be fitting for those who lost loved ones at the twin towers to be joined by the ship forged with steel from those towers when it anchors off lower Manhattan.

The USS New York is an amphibious transport ship built with 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the trade center. Its motto is "Never Forget." It was commissioned in 2009.

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