2. Another 9/11 Artifact is On the USS New York
An additional 1,000 pound piece of plate steel from the World Trade Center is located above the ramp on the way to the well deck. This piece of steel is carved with the number of officers killed in action from the NYPD, FDNY and the Port Authority Police. It also has the tagline of the ship, “Strength Forged Through Sacrifice. Never Forget.”
Below this piece of World Trade Center steel is the original NEW YORK sign of the ship, which was made twice the size of the Navy standard. It was allowed to stay on the stern for many years until the ship was forced to follow protocol, at which point the crew cut the entire piece of steel from the back of the ship and placed it here.