The 2011 Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Bronze Medals: The Flight 93 Medal

Background

Background

The tragic deaths at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, forever changed our nation. Civilians, officers, emergency workers, members of the military, and employees of federal, state and local government agencies took heroic and noble action on that day.

In recognition of the support of the country for those who lost their lives to terrorism, Congress authorized the production of three Congressional Gold Medals—one for each of the three sites—and corresponding bronze duplicate medals. Each medal bears a unique design.

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Characteristics

The obverse features the hemlock groves behind the memorial boulder at the Flight 93 Memorial, a simple reminder of loss and healing.

The reverse features 40 stars on a raised border around the edge of the design, one star for each victim.

The design also features a bald eagle standing sentinel and clasping branches of laurel signifying an eternal honoring of those who perished in the tragedies.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • A COMMON FIELD ONE DAY, A FIELD OF HONOR FOREVER
  • ACT OF CONGRESS 2011

Reverse Inscriptions

  • WE HONOR THE PASSENGERS AND CREW OF FLIGHT 93 WHO PERISHED ON A PENNSYLVANIA FIELD ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. THEIR COURAGEOUS ACTION WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER.

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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