NORFOLK, Va. (WUSA9) -- The USS Arlington will arrive on Friday at Norfolk pier, greeted by more than 30 Arlington County, Va. and Pentagon first responders.
The ship was named in memory of the 184 responders and victims that died on the morning of September 11, 2001, according to a press release by the Naval Surface Force, Atlantic.
"The first responders have been tremendously supportive throughout the last two years" the ship's Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Darren Nelson said.
"The newest addition to the fleet, Arlington and its crew are a tangible tribute to honor the victims, heroes, and survivors. Her strength and fortitude is not only reflected in the ship's crest and motto, but in the fact that her determined crew of 400 Sailors and Marines have worked diligently to ensure she is ready to execute the mission of the Navy, representing America - and Arlington County, around the world," they said in the press release.