As we look at remembering those who died 11 years after the attacks on New York, Washington, and those who brought that plane down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Mint published a video where they interviewed members of the die and polishing department about their part in the making of the 2011 September 11 National Medal.
As you heard in the video, you can still purchase the medal from the U.S. Mint with either the “P” or “W” mintmark for $66.95 each. The medals are one troy ounce of fine silver and the price includes a $10 surcharge that will be paid to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.
It may also be time for congress to do something bipartisan and create a medal to raise funds for the Flight 93 National Memorial that will be erected in Shanksville. With the museum in New York and The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, it will complete the honor of those who died on that day. Then we can work on a memorial to honor the military who have shouldered the burden since.