March 5, 2008 - Charlie Daniels took part over the weekend in the christening of a ship that is being constructed in part with pieces from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
Charlie was on hand to perform during a ceremony at the Northrop Grumman shipyard in Avondale, La., on Saturday. According to The New York Daily News, Dotty England, the wife of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, handled the official christening by smashing a champagne bottle across the hull.
Some 7.5 tons of steel, recovered from the Trade Center, are being used to fashion the boat's bow stem. The ship will be commissioned in New York City in the fall of 2009.
Charlie meanwhile took part in another ceremony last night. He received a Career Achievement Award during an event at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
Courtesy GAC -- Charlie Daniels Handling Shipping