JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks was a symbolic one at Naval Station Mayport.
On Sunday, a ceremony took place in front of USS New York. Its bow stern is forged with 7.5 tons of steel from the wreckage of the twin towers.
"Bringing that steel back to life and putting it in this ship is incredibly significant," said Capt. Ken Coleman, the Commanding Officer for USS New York. "We'd like to think we have 3,000 souls that go with us every place we go," he said.
A wreath laying and gun salute honored those who lost their lives in the attacks. Members of the First Coast Navy Fire & Emergency Services Mayport Division also presented a commemorative flag to the USS New York on behalf of first responders whose lives were lost in the line of duty.