This is kinda cool...it would set a fairly proud tradition for a ship from the word go. There would not be many servicemen of any nation who would not salute when she passes by.
"THE USS New York, a naval vessel whose bow was forged in part with steel from the World Trade Center towers destroyed on 9/11, has sailed for the first time into the city's harbour.
The newly built 208m amphibious assault ship, designed to carry up to 800 marines and helicopters, marked its maiden voyage into New York with a 21-gun salute just off Ground Zero.
Thousands gathered along the Hudson River to remember the nearly 3000 people killed on September 11, 2001 and to salute the ship, whose bow section contains 7.5 tonnes of steel from the towers destroyed by the hijacked airliners."