I watched with a little dismay this evening, a report on RTE news: an item about a new warship being built, called the “New York“, whose prow contains metal salvaged from the rubble of the World Trade Centre buildings.

I’m all for recycling, but a warship?

Wouldn’t a school, or a hospital, or a park have been a better use of these materials – something to show that life is more important than weaponry? I think that would have been a better tribute.

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