USS NEW YORK: In Tribute is now on display at the 9/11 Tribute Museum in celebration of Veterans Day. The exhibit was first launched in 2009 on the eve of the ship’s commissioning. Just as the USS New York travels far and wide, so too did our exhibit. After its initial run at Tribute, it travelled to Albany, New York, where it was on display at the New York State Museum, and then on to New York Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York.
In the years since 2009, Tribute has had an ongoing relationship with the USS New York, sometimes traveling on the ship with the crew, and other times welcoming them to our museum when they are in New York. Expressions of this relationship have been added to the original exhibit to bring the material from 2009 into the present.
In 2014, crew-members of the USS New York made 239 origami cranes and sent them to Tribute. The cranes represent the 239 years of service since the founding of the U.S Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, and were offered as a gift in honor of Tribute’s mission. These cranes and the accompanying letter from Rear Admiral Cyntha M. Thebaud have been added to the exhibit in recognition of our continuing friendship.
We are excited to welcome our visitors and volunteer community to explore the new exhibit now on display in celebration of Veterans Day.