Re “Homecoming Of Sorts For Navy Ship” November 3, 2009 NY Times

USS New York fabricated with steel from destroyed towers, enters NY Harbor

To the Editor,

The photo of the USS New York pausing at the World Trade Center painfully reveals a visible slice of an empty lot idly waiting. A more fitting “homecoming” use for the 7.5 tons of steel could have been a memorial at Ground Zero instead of material for a Naval ship. While the USS New York might be an honor to board for the harbor pilot Neil Keaton, imagine if instead he stood where his brother perished to inaugurate a memorial in a renewed neighborhood rebuilt from the ashes and same melted steel as the USS New York.

Cathy Grier