The 9/11 Tribute Museum is pleased to announce the relaunch of the exhibit USS NEW YORK: In Tribute in honor of Veterans’ Day 2018.
On November 7, 2009, the USS New York LPD21, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock was commissioned with seven and a half tons of World Trade Center steel constructed into the prow. This exhibit explores the unique qualities and attributes associated with steel, a metal central to the formation of modern New York, and transformed in this ship into a symbol of the strength and humanity of our nation.
USS NEW YORK: In Tribute takes visitors on the steel’s journey from the recovery at the World Trade Center site in 2001-2002, to the Amite Foundry and Northrup Grumman in Louisiana, to the launching of the ship in 2009. Through artifacts, interactives, stories and videos, visitors will learn about the life of the ship and her crew as well as learning about naval traditions such as Mast Stepping and how to decode the meaning of the USS New York crest.
This exhibit first debuted at Tribute in 2009 on the eve of the USS New York’s Commissioning Ceremony. It was created with the generous help of Northrup Grumman and the Beaver County Industrial Museum, both of whom donated objects that were crucial to helping visitors understand the process of making steel. After a wonderful response, the exhibit was displayed at the New York State Museum in Albany and the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga.
The 9/11 Tribute Museum is happy to be able to present USS NEW YORK: In Tribute to the public again this November in celebration of Veterans’ Day. We welcome our veterans and active-duty members from all branches of the military and thank them for their service. The exhibition USS NEW YORK: In Tribute will be open throughout the month of November. Entry is included with general admission to the 9/11 Tribute Museum.