Couple of weeks ago we checked out the local Goodwill store on the way home. Over the years I have found some good books and music cd's there. This being 2007 the memory of the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks are starting to fade from the public mind and we now have kids in grade school that were born after that date of infamy. In the small book section laying on top of the shelved books was a large white book, 9x11 inches and 568 pages, titled "PORTRAIT 9/11/01 The Collected "Portraits of Grief" From The New York Times" published in 2002, already in it's tenth printing and I had never heard of it! It is a very moving book featuring photos and short written descriptions of the lives of the nearly 3000 innocent victims murdered that day. So if you ever find yourself wondering why the US military is stumbling around in Iraq and Afghanistan like a wounded elephant trampling the natives get a copy of this book.
9/11 medal ready
Will collectors overcome their well-known preference for coins rather than medals? That is the question the Mint hopes will be answered affirmatively June 20 when it places up to 2 million proof 1 ounce silver medals on sale commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Elongated quarter honors 9/11
Lee Bowser has made available an elongated coin in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The design features the U.S.S. New York, a ship that has a section of its bow made of steel from the World Trade Center. The ship was docked in New York during the 10-year remembrance ceremony.
9/11 Medal Sales pass 50,000
Collectors purchased 50,998 of the 9/11 Memorial medals in the week following the June 20 beginning of sales at the U.S. Mint. Buyers strongly favored the medal with the “W” West Point mintmark over the “P” Philadelphia mintmark. They took 33,046 “W” pieces versus 17,952 “P” medals.