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9/11 first responders and victims awarded Congressional Gold Medals

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 02:04

U.S. Congress awards Gold Medals to the police, firefighters and airline passengers who died in the 9/11 attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Members of Congress gathered in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday (September 10), together with relatives of those who died in the 9/11 attacks to pay tribute to the heroism displayed that day. The congressional representatives presented three special medals awarded by the U.S. Congress, one to the police and firefighters who died in responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center, another to those who died responding to the attack on the Pentagon, and a third to the passengers who fought back against those who hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, causing it to crash in a Pennsylvania field. "And our loved ones on United Flight 93, armed with the knowledge that the nation, our nation was under attack, took fate into their own hands and fought, and most likely saved this very building we're standing in today," said Gordon Felt, President of the Families of Flight 93. One of the medals will be permanently displayed at each of the 9/11 memorials.

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9/11 first responders and victims awarded Congressional Gold Medals

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 02:04