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As the Fifteen Year Anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 approaches on September 11, 2016, the Aug/Sep 2016 issue of NJBlueNow is recognizing the sacrifices made by first responders and law enforcement colleagues who answered the call of duty on that fateful day. As part of the tribute, Managing Editor George Beck has chosen to feature the “Empty Sky” Memorial which stands in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Photographed at sunrise, the memorial wall visually connects NJ with the skyline of New York City. In addition, an image of the 9/11 Fifteen Year Anniversary commemorative challenge coin overlays this poignant photograph. The issue includes exclusive interviews with Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and Port Authority Officer Will Jimeno.

Commemorative Lapel Pin and Challenge Coin

In an ongoing effort to honor the memory of those impacted, C. Forbes, Inc. custom designed a Fifteen Year Anniversary lapel pin and challenge coin. The addition of these to our collection of commemorative products continues our commitment to honor the ideal of American resilience. The design of the four color, antique brass lapel pin includes the Fifteen Year Anniversary date and depicts images of first responders and citizens alike. With U.S. flags unfurled at the sides, the words “United in Memory” remind us of our nation’s resolve.

The front side of the antique brass challenge coin replicates the design of the lapel pin, while the reverse side recognizes the three locations directly affected: New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA.  Also featured are the iconic symbols of the 13-stripe shield, the motto E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”), and the American Bald Eagle.

Remembering September 11

In the years since 2001, memorials have been built to honor and commemorate the lives lost, sacrifices made, and acts of heroism displayed. Located at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan , the 9/11 Memorial and  Museum serves as the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11 and the continued significance of the attack while presenting stories of loss and recovery. Reflecting pools sit within the footprints where the original architectural masterpieces of New York’s skyline once stood.
 
Managed by the National Park Service, the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. includes an outdoor platform offering a commanding view of the crash site in a remote field, while the visitor center uses photos and artifacts to further tell the story of courageous actions taken by passengers aboard Flight 93. Those actions prevented further devastation by thwarting the plane’s flight path toward Washington, D.C.

Damage to the Pentagon was the first significant foreign attack on Washington’s governmental facilities since the city was burned by the British during the War of 1812. Headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense, renovation of the Pentagon was already underway at the time of the attacks, and the unoccupied offices resulted in fewer casualties. The image of the U.S. flag being lowered over the side of the Pentagon remains a testament to the nation’s resolve. We are honored that “United In Memory” commemorative items are on permanent display at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian.

NJBlueNow Magazine

NJBlueNow is a magazine “dedicated to providing an unfiltered and independent voice to all of New Jersey’s Law Enforcement Officers by helping to strengthen the ties that bind us together as brothers and sisters in blue.” Owned and operated by law enforcement professionals, complimentary issues are distributed to every law enforcement facility, providing access for all members of New Jersey’s law enforcement family. Each issue provides an open forum for discussing the triumphs and tragedies of law enforcement personnel, while honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, in retirement, and those serving in the military at home and abroad.

If you would like to purchase 9/11 Fifteen Year Anniversary “United In Memory” commemorative items, please visit www.cforbesinc.com/products.  Please contact us for more information about our products and customization process. Our mission is to design, produce and present quality, custom items that tell your story. We welcome the opportunity to combine your goals with our expertise to properly commemorate your unique anniversary, event or organization.