Navy ship bears reminders of Sept 11 crash in Pa
A man and child in Camden, N.J., view the USS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Reminders of the 9/11 crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania are everywhere aboard the Navy's newest ship.
The USS Somerset pays tribute to those who stormed the cockpit of the hijacked airliner to prevent terrorists from reaching their intended target in Washington, D.C.
A quilt bears the names of the 40 passengers and crew and there are street signs from southwestern Pennsylvania's Somerset County.
The ship will be placed into service Saturday during a commissioning ceremony in Philadelphia, where it's been docked for nearly a week. The Navy gave a tour of the ship Thursday.
Sailors who were teens and younger during the 2001 attack call it an honor to serve on the amphibious transport dock, designed to carry troops and equipment and to launch helicopters and watercraft.