Metaphorical and literal:
The USS New York, its bow containing 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the fallen Twin Towers, passed under the Verrazano Bridge and entered New York Harbor at 7:10 a.m. It was escorted by four NYPD helicopters and a phalanx of Coast Guard and police boats as sailors and Marines manned loaded machine guns around the decks. With its crew of 359 and a contingent of Marines from the 26th Expeditionary Force lining the rails in a brisk, cold wind, the New York exchanged whistle blast salutes with a passing Staten Island Ferry.
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