The USS New York is coming to town and is being commissioned on the West Side of Manhattan. The newest ship of the United States Navy has its bow stern made of over seven tons of steel from the World Trade Center. For all of us at Starbright Floral Design it is a very special moment. We will see the the ship rise and sail the waters of the world from what once was.
This is a special time for all of us At Starbright. On the 12th of September in 2001 we were at the Red Cross Relief Center in Lower Manhattan and we helped provide comfort to all the volunteers who worked at Ground Zero from the very first day. Our work there ended during the December holiday season when we decorated all of the areas that were affected. Together with the Port Authority we did everything we possibly could to bring seasonal spirit and joy early on.
We witnessed the steel leaving the site knowing that it was going far away and never to be seen again. Now almost a decade later, the memory has come full circle and we are all very proud of what has become now of what was then. Starbright Floral Design has been designated an official “Friend” of the USS New York Commissioning Committee and we will be providing the decor (balloons, flowers) for the festivities that will be taking place at the top floor of Seven World Trade on the 5th of November.
There are many interesting, fun and historical events that are taking place over a ten day period in New York City. We highly recommend that you join the fun and be a part of this history making event.
To learn more about the USS New York and the calendar of events surrounding the commissioning of the ship, please visit the website at www.ussny.org. It is really interesting.
To order great flowers, or to learn more about Starbright Floral Design, well we have a website too! www.starflor.com