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President Signs Bill For Sept. 11 Medal

Friday, December 23, 2011

The 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. The 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that honors victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with congressional medals.

Obama signed the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act on Friday. Three congressional gold medals will be given out: one for the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, another for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York and the third to the the Pentagon Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Pennsylvania memorial honors the victims of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, a rural area southeast of Pittsburgh. A spokesman for the Families of Flight 93 says the medal is a wonderful holiday present for people who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001.

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