Sailors hold 9/11 memorial ceremony on USS New York

Posted at 5:24 PM, Sep 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-11 17:24:46-04

Sailors on the USS New York and the USS Arlington commemorated 9/11 in a special memorial ceremony on the USS New York Wednesday morning.

Both ships were built in honor of those who lost their lives during the tragedy in 2001.

The USS New York has steel from the World Trade Center in its bow and the Arlington pays tribute to the home of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

Crewmembers, civilian guests and retired Army veterans also attended the ceremony.

“I have an amazing crew aboard Arlington and it’s heartwarming to hear some of the stories from the Sailors about that day and how it affected them,” said Cmdr. David Nelson, Arlington commanding officer.