Sunday, July 29, 2012

USS Somerset is Christened

The Somerset is the third and final Navy ship to honor those fallen on 9/11. It's named after the passengers of Flight 93 who brought the plane down in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, PA.

See the Los Angeles Times, "USS Somerset -- third and final 9/11 tribute ship -- is christened."

USS Somerset
Flight 93, which originated in New Jersey, was the only plane that did not reach its intended target; investigators believe the terrorists were aiming for the White House or the U.S. Capitol.

“The men and women of Flight 93 … thought they were going to San Francisco to work, to play, to learn; to live their lives in peace while others guarded them,” Navy Rear Adm. David Lewis told the Associated Press. “Instead they found themselves in a war, on the front lines, in the opening battle. It was a new kind of war, one with new rules, maybe no rules at all. They had no preparation, no training, no guidance.

“And they performed superbly.”
PHOTO CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons.