USS Belleau Wood
More than 500 Sailors and Marines assemble on the flight deck of USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept.  11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., spelling out the now famous quote of Mr.  Todd Beamer, "Let's Roll." Mr.  Beamer was one of the heroic passengers on United Flight 93, which crashed in western Pennsylvania after he and several other passengers attempted to regain control of the plane from the hijackers. 

Currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the
40,000-ton amphibious assault ship is the lead element of a three-ship Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG).

U.S.  Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Steven L.  Cooke.
Back to Patriotic page