As the fleet sailed in I walked along the river to the newly developed World Trade Centre pier. The regeneration that has taken place around this area over the last few years is considerable. It was lovely to see the number of people that have moved into and are living and working around the site. You get a real sense of community as you walk around.
During the course of Fleetweek the Army held a memorial service at the site of the WTC. I had a real sense of pride as I walked around. I dined at the Windows of the World the Thanksgiving prior to 9/11 and all the times that I've returned to New York I've always felt a real sense of loss here, but this trip I could really see the recovery this area and people have made. Tower One being built will be magnificent and be a tributary icon to the 2 towers that once stood and the lives lost.