Greensboro, NC -- "For the United States of America, I christen the Somerset. May God bless all those who sail in her."
And with that, a group of Navy officials and family members of the passengers on Flight 93 christened the U.S.S. Somerset that now honors those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The ceremony was held in Avondale, Louisiana where the ship was built.
The vessel is named for Somerset County, Pennsylvania where 40 people died in a crash as they fought terrorists on board.
"It's very special I think it's nice that they would do this to honor Flight 93," said Pat Waugh. Waugh's daughter, Sandy Bradshaw, was a flight attendant on that plane.
"I'm sure that she would be pleased and proud you know that these things are being done to honor them," Waugh said.
The Somerset stands at 684 feet long, 105 feet wide and displaces approximately 25,000 tons.
It was built, in part, with steel from a power shovel used after Flight 93 crashed.
The Navy also allowed victims' families to add a personal touch - written messages on the ship's underside.
It also carried a time capsule of memorabilia from Flight 93.
"For years and years to come, the crew and the soldiers and sailors onboard the Somerset, they won't just represent what happened on September 11th but they'll further demonstrate offense and defense. Our freedom at the ready," said David Beamer who lost a son on Flight 93.
The Navy vessel will be used to fight terrorism - a symbolic nod to the 40 men and women who died doing just that.
"It's pride and, you know, knowing that there is a remembrance of them," Waugh added.
The ship is the third amphibious transport dock warship built to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks.
The U.S.S. Arlington and U.S.S. New York complete the set which honor all 3,000 victims of the tragedy.