We will never forget. Those words hold true on the San Diego-based USS Nimitz thanks to a special memorial located on the hangar deck of the aircraft carrier.
Crew members walk by a special piece of steel from the World Trade Center that has been crafted into a memorial and remember why they serve.
"When I walk on board every day and see that gerder and remember we got hit on our on soil that gets to me," said Capt. John Ring.
PA Clint Phillips agrees, "When you see that out of corner of eye it’s that instantaneous ‘That’s why I do what I do.’"
Watch this profile of the memorial and the crew inspiredby it from NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap.