Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Medal Design Candidates Revealed…
Michael White of the United States Mint Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek, the following candidate designs under consideration for the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medal program.
The Congressional Gold medals are authorized by The Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act (Public Law 112-76), and are being produced to honor the men and women who perished as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The Act recalls the heroic and selfless actions taken by police officers, fire fighters, emergency workers, and other State and local government employees, who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and also honors the courage of the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, who recognized the imminent danger that the aircraft they were on posed on “innocent men, women and children, American institutions, and the symbols of American democracy” and took “heroic and noble action to ensure that the aircraft could not be used as a weapon”.
The Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act calls for the production of three gold medal designs to be struck “in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001″.
- A medal commemorating Flight 93 will be presented to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
- A medal commemorating the 9/11 Heroes of New York City will be presented to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York
- A medal commemorating the 9/11 Heroes of the Pentagon will be presented to the Pentagon Memorial at the Pentagon
Once awarded, the three medals will be put on permanent display.
The Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the following candidate designs last week. On Monday, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met in Washington, D.C. to review the designs and make their recommendations.
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