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To which news items does this cartoon refer?
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Stantis’ cartoon refers to two news stories:
- Construction did not begin on the Ground Zero memorial until 2006 and it is still in progress. (Read about construction progress for the memorial at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum website at national911memorial.org/site/PageServer?pagename=New_Visit_Construction)
- The USS New York, which was built with 7½ tons of steel salvaged from the fallen Twin Towers, officially went into active duty on November 7th, 2009 after a ceremony on the West Side of Manhattan. (Visit the website at ussnewyork.com/ussny_about.html.
Watch a video of the building of the ship below: