This is the Hope Bell that was given by the people of France; it is rung each Sept. 11 and also been rung after the other major terrorist attacks around the world.
The Intrepid is a WWII era aircraft carrier. It saw extensive action in the pacific, survived numerous Kamikaze attacks, and played an important part in the winning of the Pacific campaign. The ship served our country during ther Korean and Vietnam Wars and was decommissioned in 1974.
****Sat., July 4, 2009...Just learned that Bob landed on the Intrepid 10 times during his Navy training.
Also part of the exhibits was a Concorde airliner. We were able to go inside plane and see how people flew in it across the Athlantic.
We returned to the room for a rest and shower and then went to a neighborhood "dive" for supper. It advertised Tex-Mex and was served by an Asian!