NORFOLK The Norfolk-based USS New York will be in New York for the 10th anniversary honoring the victims and heroes of the terror attacks.
The amphibious transport dock was built with 7.5 tons of reforged steel from the World Trade Center in her bow.
170 members of the 9/11 Families Association, which includes families of victims and first responders, will embark the USS New York for the transit from Norfolk, to New York Harbor.
The ship is scheduled to be pier side in Manhattan Sept. 8-9 and will anchor in the Hudson River Sept. 10-12. On Sept. 11, USS New York will move from its anchorage in the Hudson River to a location within sight of the World Trade Center.
Members of all branches of the military, including Navy and Marine Corps service members from the USS New York, will participate in the honor guard during the city's commemoration ceremony.
'She is an emblem of the strength and renewed spirit of a city that was damaged but never defeated. She and her crew belong with the family members of the victims and the first responders in New York City on the tenth anniversary of 9-11,' said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
The ship's motto is 'Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.'