Listen to the reading of Seven and a Half Tons of Steel: A Post 9/11 Story of Hope and Transformation by the Columbus Metropolitan Library and join us in learning more about the USS New York and its connection to the September 11 attacks. Janet Nolan gracefully paints a story of America’s ability to recover from times of turmoil. Rather than focus on the damage and destruction caused on September 11, the story of the USS New York and its crew is one of hope and rebuilding.

Extend Your Learning:

Ask questions about this story:

  • Why was it important to include part of the World Trade Center in the USS New York’s construction?
  • What is the bow of the USS New York made of?
  • What is the symbolism of twenty-one-gun salute, and why did the USS New York have one at its dedication ceremony?
  • Why is the crest: “Never Forget” emblazoned on the USS New York?

• Learn more about the USS New York from the U.S. Department of Defense.
• Discover more about September 11 via the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
• Visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum to discover stories of service and sacrifice of Veterans from the American Revolution to the present.

Create your own “steel” boat with aluminum foil and instructions from Science Buddies.

If you’re one of our central Ohio neighbors, check out the book at your local branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library where the book is widely available! Then come in to the NVMM and learn more about unique Veteran stories that can be found throughout American History.

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The NVMM is Open on MLK Day!

$1 Admission on Jan. 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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